More than 36 million Americans have been the victim of identity theft in the last four years, according to Javelin. Usually, the way you find out our ID was stolen is when your bank account or credit is affected. ID Watchdog’s idCHECK, promises to change that by alerting consumers that their ID has been stolen before damaging transactions occur. “Identity theft impacts millions of consumers every year, but often goes undetected for months or even years, giving thieves plenty of time to do serious damage,” said Daniel Mohan, President and Chief Operating Officer of ID Watchdog. idCHECK crawls thousands of consumer databases to examples of the theft of a user’s identity. By scraping all of the data on the databases, idCHECK quickly identifies suspicious uses of customers’ data. Think of it like a credit report, but about the privacy of your data.

"We are the only identity theft service provider that has the degree of access into data aggregators necessary to make this critical consumer-facing product possible," said Nick Bryla, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at ID Watchdog.

"This access, combined with analytics developed by our Victim Resolution Group based on thousands of real identity theft cases, represents a defendable competitive advantage and we intend to make the most of this position," Bryla said.

idCHECK was developed with the participation of national consumer advocacy groups; the U.S. Postal Service; federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, and state and local Attorneys General. It is currently only available in the U.S.

By Mark Alvarez