How Experian can protect you from identity theft

Surf securely: IdentityWorksSM Plus has your back.


Jaime Carrillo


Posted on Sep 18, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 6:14 am CDT

This article contains sponsored content by Experian

Bad news: Identity theft has reached an all-time high. Good news: IdentityWorksSM Plus by Experian is an effective weapon against this rising threat. Even better news: the service is free for the first 30-days. 

Criminals can nab far more than just your name on the Dark Web. Now, all your personal information including your address, Social Security number, and other sensitive info is often sold to the highest bidder.

According to a study by Javelin Strategy and Research, about 16.7 million individuals were affected by identity theft in 2017 alone. Not even sophisticated chip card technology can stop some of these extra-savvy criminals.

Experian, one of the leaders in consumer credit reporting agencies, has built what can only be described as a suit of armor when you’re surfing and shopping online. IdentityWorksSM Plus has everything you want from any great identity theft protection and credit monitoring service.

Chief among the services provided are Dark Web surveillance. Experian sweeps the internet’s seedy underbelly to ensure there’s no trace of you on it. This will keep all those Dark Web criminals away from your sensitive information.

In the event that you suspect fraud on any of your accounts, Experian’s U.S.-based fraud resolution specialist will help set things right. And don’t worry about any theft: IdentityWorksSM will reimburse you up to $500,000 with identity theft insurance. No, you’re not dreaming. The amount of zeros on that number is accurate.  Identity Theft Insurance is underwritten by insurance company subsidiaries or affiliates of American International Group, Inc. (AIG). 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.

Experian will watch over your information like a hawk. Anytime someone enters your information, be it your Social Security number, your address, or even your court records, you’ll receive an instant alert to ensure there’s no one out there planning something nefarious with it. It even monitors your information across all social networks. Experian also keeps eyes on any new credit inquiries, positive and negative activity, and checks out all your accounts (even the dormant ones).

Plus, anytime you check your credit score, you can lock it up to keep it away from prying eyes. It even offers credit reports and FICOⓇ scores on a daily basis at no extra charge. If someone makes a credit inquiry, you’ll be alerted. Experian keeps you in the know every step of the way, so you know you’re getting your money’s worth.

Best of all, this massive security package can be had for pennies a day, at only $9.99 per month. You can upgrade to IdentityWorksSM Premium for only $10 more, and enjoy a bump in that sweet identity theft insurance that goes up to $1,000,000.

Experian is so sure you’ll love IdentityWorksSM that it’s letting you try the service free for a whole month. If after 30 days you’re dissatisfied for any reason, you can opt out with no questions asked.

In 2017, nearly 30 percent of consumers were notified of a security breach in the past year. Stay safe online and off with IdentityWorkSM from Experian. For more information or to subscribe now, visit Experian here.


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*First Published: Sep 18, 2018, 12:25 pm CDT