IDShield vs. LifeLock overview
Both IDShield and LifeLock offer decent identity theft protection with somewhat limited credit monitoring. IDShield—a subsidiary of prepaid legal service LegalShield—has options to cover both individuals and families, plus unique features like 24/7 access to private investigators if you’ve fallen victim to identity thieves.
Similarly, LifeLock has adequate identity theft protection* coverage with basic credit monitoring†. It also includes Norton Security protection for up to five of your Wi-Fi connected devices. But LifeLock uses Equifax to provide credit monitoring, and we have concerns about how Equifax has handled data breaches in the past.
While both brands have reasonable ID theft coverage, they both offer less credit monitoring than the competition. If you’re interested in seeing how IDShield and LifeLock compare, read on. Otherwise, we recommend one of our top picks for credit monitoring and identity theft protection.