As we become more digitally dependent, Identity Theft Protection is becoming increasingly important.
And, with the ID Watchdog Mobile App, keeping a pulse on your personal and financial information has never been easier. Your phone travels with you, so you won’t have to worry about missing an alert when you’re on the go.
As an ID Watchdog subscriber, you can access important features right from your phone or tablet to:
• Receive alerts, drill into details immediately, and flag alerts for follow-up.
• Lock or unlock your Equifax® credit report and control who can access your credit report with certain exceptions ¹
• Activate an Equifax Child Credit Lock to help you better protect against credit fraud in your child’s name
• Add wallet contents for Dark Web monitoring and quick access in the event of a lost or stolen wallet
• Stay up-to-date on your VantageScore® credit score, and see how it’s trending over time
• Control your ID protection preferences, including alerts and security settings
• Contact Customer Care with one-touch calling
Catch Activity Early. Resolve Problems Before They Grow.
According to the FTC, “If you spot activity that might result from identity theft or a mistake, you can take steps to resolve the problem before it grows.” Don’t lose alerts in the clutter of your email—receive them on your phone so you can take immediate action if necessary—even when you’re away from your computer.
Equifax Credit Report—You’re in Charge.
Locking an Equifax credit report is an effective way to provide additional protection against unauthorized access and to help stop identity thieves from opening new accounts in your name.¹ Plus, through your ID Watchdog account, activate a Child Credit Lock for your minor child to help you better protect against credit fraud in your child’s name by creating an Equifax credit report for your child then locking it to prevent access to it by potential lenders and creditors.
We’re Here for You.
Reach a U.S.-based Customer Care Specialist whenever you need help, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If your identity is stolen, our Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialists (CITRMS®) fully manage your case until it is resolved. You’ll also get Identity Theft Insurance that helps pay certain out-of-pocket expenses if you are a victim of identity theft. ²
What You Need to Know.
The credit scores provided are based on the VantageScore® 3.0 model. For three-bureau VantageScore credit scores, data from Equifax®, Experian®, and TransUnion® are used respectively. Any one-bureau VantageScore uses Equifax data. Third parties use many different types of credit scores and are likely to use a different type of credit score to assess your creditworthiness.
¹ Locking your Equifax credit file will prevent access to it by certain third parties. Locking your Equifax credit file will not prevent access to your credit file at any other credit reporting agency. Entities that may still have access to your Equifax credit file include: companies like Equifax Global Consumer Solutions which provide you with access to your credit report or credit score, or monitor your credit file; federal, state, and local government agencies; companies reviewing your application for employment; companies that have a current account or relationship with you, and collection agencies acting on behalf of those whom you owe; for fraud detection purposes; and companies that wish to make pre-approved offers of credit or insurance to you. To opt out of such pre-approved offers, visit www.optoutprescreen.com.
² Identity theft insurance is underwritten by subsidiaries or affiliates of American International Group Inc. 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.