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Best Identity Theft Protection Services

Identity theft goes beyond credit card fraud. It can impact your financial well-being and your reputation. We've reviewed some of the best services dedicated to helping you protect your identity.

Background Check Services Review

A background check is useful for learning about potential roommates or blind dates. We tested each of these services for accuracy, search quality and ease of use.

People Search Services Review

People search services help you find old friends or learn more about acquaintances. Take a look at our list of the top-ranked people search services.

BeenVerified

Editor's Note: BeenVerified can search for marriage and divorce records, and for location and phone numbers. It has a single search option that costs $29.95. It's not just businesses that need to sea

TruthFinder

TruthFinder is a people search engine that not only helps you find contact information for a person you're searching for but also his or her employment, education and a range of social media informati

IDFreeze by myFICO

 IDFreeze is the identity theft protection service from myFICO. myFICO's primary service is monitoring and fixing credit scores, so it doesn't have as many features and services as other ID theft

eVerify

An online background check can either soothe or confirm your fears, so it’s important that the information in a report be accurate and complete. Like most background check companies, eVerify off

Verispy

The best background check companies give you the most comprehensive and accurate results possible on reports. Verispy offers one of the most comprehensive background searches available, but they lack

Instant Checkmate

At the very least, a people search engine gives you information that helps you identify a person and includes their contact information. Some of the best people search services – such as Instant

PrivacyGuard

PrivacyGuard is similar to most of the other identity theft protection services on our lineup. This service monitors your personal and financial information, sends you and the credit reporting bureaus

Inteligator

When you need to run a background search on a person, you want the most information possible on that person. So, on the surface, it seems as though Inteligator would be just the right service for an o

Instant Checkmate

Instant Checkmate excels at design. Its website, graphics and background reports are all clean and attractive, which makes site navigation and understanding a report very easy. The best background che

BeenVerified

Editor's Note: BeenVerified can search for marriage and divorce records, and for location and phone numbers. It has a single search option that costs $29.95. When it’s necessary to run a backgr

Identity Fraud

Identity Fraud identity theft protection service provides comprehensive monitoring of financial and personal information in a wide variety of venues in order to make sure your identity is safe from th

Spokeo

Sometimes when you're trying to track down an old friend, you only have an email address or an old social network screen name. Spokeo's people search engine gives you several options for tracking down

IdentityForce

IdentityForce monitors your personal information, protects your identity from potential threats, and helps you see how you can avoid identity fraud. This identity theft protection service is so confid

PeopleSmart

PeopleSmart offers more free information on a person than any other paid service, but it doesn't give it all up without a fee. We consider it among the best people search services because the informat

PeopleSmart

Most background check companies give you the basics, such as contact information, criminal records and a list of potential relatives or associates of the person you’re investigating. PeopleSmart

ID Patrol by Equifax

Editor's Note: In July of 2017, a data breach at Equifax exposed the personal data of 143 million U.S consumers. The personal information includes Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and s

LifeLock

LifeLock Ultimate Plus identity theft protection service provides a comprehensive list of monitoring and alert features to protect your identity. Its five-point plan helps keep you safe by m

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