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EZShield Identity Theft Protection 2023 Review

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EZShield is the pioneer and patent holder of check fraud protection (according to their website). Over the last 14 years, the company has educated over 10 million small businesses and consumers on check fraud prevention. In addition, they offer identity theft protection and prevention services, check cashing protection systems, and credit card protection services.

EZShield primarily offers fraud services through financial institutions and partners with employer benefits, payroll, warranty providers and insurance organizations. EZShield is an identity theft protection service that fights identity crime through strategic partnerships. However, there are nice plans for consumers and their families as well.

What We Like

EZShield has been an Accredited business since 2008 and has a stellar BBB rating of A+. There have been zero complaints filed with the BBB and that alone is unique to many of the other identity theft protection agencies. We like the longevity of the company as it has been around since 2001.

We like that members have the ability to mix and match plan features. There is a low base price and then subscribers can add the protection they want most and can pass on what they don’t think they’ll need. This structure fits any budget.

If you’re a check writer, this is the protection for you. The EZShield Plus plan offers check fraud protection of funds up to $25,000. If someone forges your signature or alters your checks, EZShield will advance funds that are fraudulently obtained within 72 hours. It’s often included in upgraded checking account plans at participating banks.

What We Don’t Like

While EZShield does offer a suite of identity theft protection and resolution services, they are rooted with check fraud protection. With the rise of digital technology, the use of paper checks has rapidly declined by consumers and businesses. In 2013, they represented only 10 percent of all U.S. payments, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Due to processing delays, lack of efficiency, environmental consequences and fees, paper checks are on their way out..fast. Today, many people don’t use them and would not benefit from this service.

The Bottom Line

EZShield has been a trusted source for fraud prevention and identity protection for over a decade. With a buffet of protection options, their services can fit into any budget. If you are an avid check writer, this is probably the company for you. If you are not a check writer, you will want to look deeply at the other services they offer and compare them to other identity theft protection agencies before you make a decision. EZShield does have one of the best BBB ratings in the business which indicates they are a solid choice.

How EZShield Works

EZShield’s secure, monitor and restore three-tiered approach focuses on identity and fraud protection by providing expedient personal assistance to not only secure and monitor a consumer’s identity but to restore it if something goes awry. In addition, they provide consumers with necessary tools and information to safe handle personal data. EZShield’s approach offers:

To keep up with the competition, they have added other identity theft protection services like:

EZShield offers security fraud services that cover the following identity fraud sources:

EZShield’s Plans & Pricing

EZShield offers a high value, low cost base product with additional products that can be upgraded. All services are backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If used a business service, the financial partner will select a base for which their customer can choose from an extensive suite of fraud protection products depending on their needs and budget.

ID Restoration Pro

Family ID Restoration Pro Plus Insurance

ID Protect

ID Protect Plus

Family ID Protect Plus

Family ID Protect Platinum

EZShield Personal/Customer Upgrade Solutions

EZShield Business Upgrade Options

EZShield Customer Service

EZShield offers 24 hours of live support, 7 days a week. They offer web, email and mobile support and work with businesses to provide collateral to effectively communicate the value of the products.

General Support: 1-877-339-0027

EZShield History

The business started in 2001 and was incorporated in 2009. EZShield has 50 employees and is a privately held company.

Contact Information:

415 Williams Ct. STE 110-116
Baltimore, MD. 21220-2893