Your identity is unique and invaluable. You are truly one of a kind. No two people have the same fingerprints or DNA ... or social security number. This unique number, assigned at birth, sticks with you your entire life and must be presented when you apply for a job, take out student loans or purchase a home, among other things. Bank account numbers and credit card numbers are unique to you as well and give you buying power and access to loans and your hard-earned dollars.
A breach of any of your secure information compromises your identity and your financial security. Tragically, in 2019 alone, 164 million sensitive records were exposed in data breaches.
Proper personal data protection must remain one of your top priorities.
Free identity theft protection services just don’t cut it
When it comes to your identity, not just any protection plan will do. Many companies try to entice consumers with free basic-level credit protection plans. However, if your identity is stolen, these plans typically don’t offer recovery or reimbursement services. This means that they inform you if they notice anything suspicious with your accounts and leave it up to you to navigate when the going gets tough.
Then, after your trial of their basic services is up, they will likely hound you to sign up for a paid plan with more features.
These free credit monitoring services are liable to fraud themselves and data they’ve been entrusted with can leak into the wrong hands.
In September of 2017, Equifax suffered a security breach from a web-application vulnerability. When this vulnerability came to their attention in the months before the breach, their IT department didn’t install the necessary patch to circumvent the problem. The result? The exposure of sensitive data from 147 million consumers.
Sometimes good just isn’t good enough.
Securus ID goes the extra mile to make sure your identity is safe
At Securus, we make protecting your sensitive information our priority. That’s why we offer top-of-the-line plans at reasonable rates — starting at $3/month for MTA members! And we go far beyond simply serving as a watchdog for fraudulent activity.
All of our plans offer:
- Monitoring: Identity theft protection firms monitor your credit files and alert you about new activity, including new accounts opened in your name and new credit inquiries. This allows you to react quickly, if needed.
- Alerts: We notify you when someone accesses your personal information. (For instance, when someone tries to open a bank account in your name.) This can be helpful because many people don’t realize identity theft occurred until their credit is wrecked, their bank accounts are depleted or they suddenly have a lot of new debt in their name.
- Recovery: Because no one can prevent all identity theft, we are here for you with our industry-leading, U.S.-based recovery service team if you should become a victim.
- Reimbursement: If someone hacks your information and uses it maliciously, these companies can help you recover lost money and undo the damage to your credit. We will reimburse eligible expenses and stolen funds due to identity theft up to $1,000,000.*
Additional features we offer include lost wallet service, dark web monitoring, social media monitoring, annual credit reports from the three major credit bureaus and monthly credit score tracking among many other valuable services. We are powered by Experian, a global credit-monitoring company.
If you’re concerned about the security of your sensitive personal data or have experienced identity theft and want to increase your data security, Securus ID has a plan for you. View our plans here!
*The Identity Theft Insurance is underwritten and administered by American Bankers Insurance Company of Florida, an Assurant company under group or blanket policy(ies). The description herein is a summary and intended for informational purposes only and does not include all terms, conditions and exclusions of the policies described. Please refer to the actual policies for terms, conditions, and exclusions of coverage. Coverage may not be available in all jurisdictions.