The term “identity theft” has been around for 50 years, but it wasn’t until the advance of technology and online transactions required sharing and storing sensitive information that the average person had to worry about how identity theft could affect them. Since 2012, incidents of identity theft have risen steadily, with more than 16 million Americans defrauded in 2017 alone to the tune of almost $17 billion in losses.
Identity theft occurs when someone deliberately uses key pieces of your personal information—like your Social Security number, bank account number, driver’s license, name, or address—for financial gain. What makes identity theft so detrimental is that what’s stolen is not usually something that can easily be changed or replaced. Not only does this often result in monetary damages, but it almost always requires a huge investment of time and energy to track down fraudulent accounts and purchases, and stop further incidents from occurring.
Most people don’t know they’ve been victims of identity theft until their stolen information is used to cause damage in real life—for example, when a collections agency contacts someone for failing to pay a credit card opened fraudulently in their name. But you can proactively prevent identity theft from occurring, get protection from its consequences should it ever happen to you, and get help restoring your identity and recovering damages. It’s all possible with our suite of identity protection features.
Our features address the three aspects of total identity protection:
- Credit monitoring and alerts
- Identity restoration support
- Identity Theft Insurance
Credit monitoring and alerts powered by TransUnion®
Enjoy easy visibility into your online security with real-time credit monitoring via the CreditView™ Dashboard, which displays your credit score, credit history, and other important aspects of your credit. You’ll also receive alert emails whenever an event that might have an impact on your credit score occurs, so you can take action fast.
Identity restoration support
Identity Insurance takes into account the stress-inducing powers of identity theft, by guaranteeing you one-on-one phone support if your identity is stolen. Provided by TransUnion®, an industry leader in credit solutions, this service assists in all stages of identity recovery.
Identity Theft Insurance
Rest assured with up to $1 million in Identity Theft Insurance* and personalized, U.S.-based support in case an incident ever occurs.
No matter what you do to prevent your accounts from being compromised, preparing for the risk of identity theft is the ultimate control and peace of mind. Get identity protection today with Dashlane’s Premium Plus plan.
*Identity Theft Insurance 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.