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Monitoring & Protection Services

Don’t let your SIN get stolen! IDShield offers
professional Social Insurance Number monitoring
services to protect against identity theft &
unauthorized use.

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What is Social Insurance Number protection?

Identity theft can be stressful, time-consuming and expensive to resolve. Many people are turning to identity monitoring to better safeguard their most personal information.

Social insurance monitoring involves using a scanning system to alert users when any suspicious activity happens. Some advanced SIN protection services utilize the help of licensed private investigators who then run advanced SIN Skip Trace searches to uncover hidden theft and fraud.

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Why would someone want to steal your SIN?

Identity thieves want your Social Insurance Number essentially so they can commit fraud and steal money. They do this by using your Social Insurance Number in a variety of different ways such as:

How do Social Insurance Numbers get stolen?

Identity theft and fraud is a booming black market business.

The most common ways SINs are stolen:

Dumpster diving

Thieves have been known to go through people’s trash to look for bills and other discarded papers with personal information on it


Exploiting weakness in a computer system either easily through unsecured Wi-Fi networks (think coffee shops) or more elaborate breaches into semi-secured websites


Pretending to be financial institutions (your bank, PayPal, etc.) or popular regularly-used companies in order to get you to reveal your personal information


Getting personal information under false pretenses and then selling it to other people or the dark web


 Creating false websites that look like commonly used websites in order to obtain login and other personal information


Stealing wallets, purses, personnel records, or bribing employees who have access to mail, which includes bank and credit card statements, pre-approved credit offers, new checks, or tax information

How to protect your Social Insurance Number with identity monitoring

Worried that your personal information has been compromised? Looking for ways to level up your identity theft protection and keep your Social Insurance Number and other valuable data safe?

Identity monitoring may be the answer.

IDShield works by scanning and monitoring your personal identifying information and sending you a fraud alert when there is any unusual activity. To protect your Social Insurance Number and other PII, IDShield monitors:

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Purposes for your Social Insurance Number:

  • Change of address requests
  • Court or arrest records
  • Orders for new utility, cable, or wireless services
  • Payday loan applications
  • Check cashing requests
  • Social media
  • Websites that identity thieves use to trade stolen information

Explore plan features

IDShield offers protection beyond identity theft with complete privacy and reputation management services to help keep your online identity and personal information private.

We have the most comprehensive coverage for identity protection and Social
Insurance monitoring.

Social Insurance Number monitoring

Our system will alert you as soon as it finds anything suspicious and our licensed private investigators can run advanced SIN Skip Trace searches to uncover hidden theft and fraud.

Dark web monitoring

At IDShield, we use intelligent analytics to continuously monitor the dark web to make sure your information is not being used for any nefarious activities.

Credit monitoring

We monitor your credit reports and provide instant alerts about any changes related to 12 key elements of identity theft and fraudulent activity. You can opt for a plan that tracks all three major credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.

Solicitation reduction

Our Licensed Private Investigators are available to help you reduce the number of unsolicited offers for credit cards, insurance policies, and more.

Unlimited consultation

As a member you can speak with an identity theft specialist to get advice about any theft or fraud concerns as often as you need—there is no limit, we offer as much help as you need, no matter what.

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Choose a plan that works for you

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Each plan covers:

  • Identity protection
  • Identity restoration
  • Financial protection
  • Cybersecurity


Individual Plan

Protects one person



Family Plan

Protects you, your spouse or domestic partner, and up to 10 children living with you


Over half of consumers will experience identity theft each year

If you experience identity theft it can take an average of six months to restore your identity. Protect yourself now and avoid future stresses, headaches, and financial issues that come from identity theft and fraud.