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With more than 1 million cases a year reported in the U.S., identity theft is more common than you might think. If your identity is stolen, DuckDuckGo Identity Theft Restoration helps you handle the stress and expense to restore it and get you back on track.

How do I get Identity Theft Restoration?

Identity Theft Restoration is included in the DuckDuckGo Privacy Pro subscription. To subscribe to Privacy Pro and get covered by Identity Theft Restoration, first download the DuckDuckGo Browser on mobile or desktop and subscribe to Privacy Pro in the browser settings. As soon as you subscribe, Identity Theft Restoration is available to you should you become a victim of identity theft. You’ll be able to access Identity Theft Restoration from the Settings menu in the browser.

What is identity theft?

Identity Theft is the act of stealing any combination of personally identifiable information, such as an address, birthdate, Social Security number, credit card number, driver’s license number, usually with the intention of assuming someone else’s identity or reselling the stolen data for financial benefit.

How does Identity Theft Restoration help?

Identity Theft Restoration is a service offered by and in partnership with Iris® Powered by Generali, a leader in helping people recover from identity theft. If you become a victim of identity theft while you’re subscribed to Privacy Pro, Iris will assign you a personal advisor to help resolve issues. That includes working directly with credit card companies or banks, dealing with paperwork and call centers, handling follow-ups, and providing guidance throughout.

They will help fix errors in your credit report that result from fraudulent activity; help replace and cancel lost wallet items; help inform the authorities, and more. Limited out of pocket expenses may also be covered. Assistance is quick and easy; we treat every stolen identity as an emergency. Call 24/7 to request assistance, with most calls answered by an expert advisor in 30 seconds or less.

Are non-US bank accounts covered?

Identity Theft Restoration currently only covers bank accounts based in the United States.

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