NextAdvisor Blog - Identity Guard

Home Depot Offers Free AllClear ID Membership – How Does It Stack Up Against the Competition?

As data breaches have become a sad reality for numerous retailers and other service providers across the country, many have scrambled to rebuild their customers' lost trust. One way companies like Target, Community Health Services and — most recently — Home Depot have done this is to offer customers
[Read More] Breached – No Personal Data Stolen

Editor's note: This blog post was updated 09/05/14. Another day, another security breach. Officials at the Department of Health and Human Services have announced that a hacker breached the security of the website in July. Fortunately, no personal data was taken during this breach. That news
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Will Identity Guard Protect Me And My Spouse?

Q: Will one of Identity Guard's $14.99 memberships protect both me and my spouse? We share joint accounts, so can't we just use one account and both be protected? No, unfortunately one Identity Guard membership protects only one adult. In order for both you and your spouse to
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Protecting Your Teens From New Social Networks like Snapchat, Instagram

[Editor's Note: The article starts below the infographic.] As teens go, so goes the rest of the world. It might sound a little insane, but teens have actually become one of the most influential age groups when it comes to popular trends. Teens spend around $208.7 billion
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Does Identity Guard Require A Commitment?

Q: How long does Identity Guard require you to sign up for? Is it a long-term financial commitment? Also, how much will it cost for a couple? A: Great questions! Identity Guard does not require you to sign any long-term contract or make any sort of long-term commitment.
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Federal Authorities Seize 7-Elevens In Connection To ID Theft Case

Federal authorities seized 14 franchised 7-Elevens in Long Island and Virginia and arrested nine owners and managers in connection with an identity theft case. The nine are charged with making millions of dollars by exploiting more than 50 illegal  immigrants. The owners and managers paid these employees
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Can I Sign My Spouse Up For Identity Guard's kID Sure Program?

Q: My spouse and I share all the same bank accounts and credit cards, so I don't feel those need additional monitoring. Would I be able to sign my spouse up for Identity Guard's kID Sure?  A: No, you will not be able to sign your spouse up with
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Sutter Health Security Breach Puts 4,500 At Risk Of Identity Theft

A Northern California-based health system, Sutter Health, announced a security breach that put patient's personal information in jeopardy of possible identity theft. Sutter released a public notice that stated police found the protected health information while conducting an unrelated investigation. The Sacramento Business Journal reported that Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies found the
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What To Do If Your Identity Is Stolen?

Identity theft is a crime that impacts more and more people each year. In 2012 more than 12 million people were victims of identity theft — that's an increase of 13 percent from the previous year, according to a 2013 study by Javelin Strategy and Research. If you
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Do Identity Theft Protection Services Keep My Information After I Cancel?

Q: I have been looking into possibly signing up for an identity theft protection plan, but I'm hesitant because I don't want these companies to keep my personal information when I decide to cancel. Do these identity theft protection companies delete my personal information when I cancel
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