TrustedID is an identity theft protection service available to all customers who sign up for TurboTax Refund Card in the TurboTax 2011 product.
Who is TrustedID?
TrustedID offers consumers the most comprehensive solution to help prevent identity theft. The company's products give Americans a line of defense to proactively protect themselves against the country's fastest growing crime, identity theft. TrustedID's products are available to consumers through the nation's leading financial institutions and consumer brands, as well as directly through their website.
How do I sign up for TrustedID?
Log in to your TurboTax Card account and look for the Protect Your Identity topic. From there you will be able to activate your protection by setting up your identity protection account.
Why is TrustedID right for me?
Jewelry, electronics, your car - in the past, if a thief wanted to rob you they stole your valuable possessions. But in today's information-based world, there's something even more valuable that thieves can take from you: your identity, and with it, your credit and your good name.
An identity is stolen every two seconds in the United States - the fastest growing crime in the U.S. for the past four years. More than 15 million people become victims of identity theft every year.
Armed with personal information such as your Social Security number, credit card number, name, and address, an identity thief can run up debts and commit fraud in your name. When unpaid loans and delinquent credit cards are reported in your name, they can go unnoticed for years, compounding the damage and ruining your credit for years more.
What is included in my TrustedID subscription?
At TrustedID, our mission is to protect your identity, your credit, and your good name - so you don't have to worry. Our comprehensive identity protection stops identity theft before it happens to you.
To protect you we:
- Help you place fraud alerts so that credit companies must confirm your identity in order to open new accounts in your name.
- Free credit score through Credit Karma
- Annual credit reports
- Scan black market Internet areas where social security numbers and other information are bought and sold.
- Provide Facebook Privacy Monitor
- Provide lost wallet protection - whether you're at home or away, just call us if you lose your wallet and we will cancel all of your accounts and order new cards immediately.
- Our $50,000 Service Warranty will cover most out-of-pocket costs associated with restoring your identity.
- Provide On-Call Protection Specialists available 24/7 by email to answer questions and provide any identity protection assistance you need - we're with you every step of the way.
How much does TrustedID cost?
Your first two months of service will be free, regardless of your TurboTax Card balance. After that time, as long as your TurboTax Card balance is at least $50 on the last day of your billing cycle, the service will continue at no charge.
If your card balance does fall below this amount on the last day of your billing cycle, your free service will stop. If you want to continue this service you should review the TrustedID support site for pricing information.