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Over 2.4 Million Deceased Americans Had Their Identities Stolen Last Year
Protect Estates from Deceased Identity Theft

Estate Protection Services

Our Executor Service:

  • Protects estates by stopping Deceased Identity Theft before it begins
  • Virtually eliminates delays in estate settlement due to fraud
  • Deceased notifications for over 70 organizations including:
    • Credit Bureaus
    • Relevant Financial Institutions
    • Credit Card Companies
    • Direct Mail Companies
    • Governmental Agencies
    • Social Media Sites
  • Stops unwanted mail offers that can be stolen from mail boxes
  • Provides a means to manage the deceased's U.S. Postal Mail
  • Saves the Executor weeks of time and effort
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What we do

Executor Services That Stop Deceased Identity Theft

One of the first things an executor should do to protect an estate from fraud is to notify the correct financial and governmental institutions of someones death. Trying to figure out which entities to contact and determining the notification requirements from each organization can be a difficult and confusing process, especially for a person who may be acting as an Executor for the first time.

Protectheir specializes in protecting estates against deceased identity theft. Our extensive proprietary patent pending process ensures that the name of the deceased is shut down so that new lines of credit, credit cards, phone service, checking accounts, or other forms of credit can not be set up in the deceased’s name. Notifications are currently available for 70+ organizations and the list is growing.

We do it quickly, at least 30 days faster on average than someone doing this on their own for the first time. When it comes to deceased identity theft, the first 30 days are crucial. Stopping identity theft before it starts is the best defense against this criminal act because once identity theft starts, it can take years to clean up.

Why take the risk? Over 2.4 million deceased Americans had their identities and legacy stolen last year. Use our service to quickly and effectively stop identity theft in its tracks.

How it works

Protectheir provides an affordable and fast executor service to produce the necessary death notifications and links for 70+ institutions and organizations necessary to shut down the identity of a deceased individual. Executor’s will spend about 15 minutes on our process versus days or weeks producing notifications on their own.

1.For Executors or Loved One’s purchasing to fulfill now:

  • Click the Get Started button
  • Fill out the short input forms. (Please note that our service never requires any sensitive information such as social security numbers).
  • Pay securely using any major credit card. See Pricing
  • Our system will then create notifications and links for entities necessary to shut down the identity of a deceased individual as well as notifications for those organizations you indicated you would like notified in your input forms.
  • These notifications will be available to either print or download. You will also be sent a link to pdf copies of the notifications for your records along with a link back to your account should you need to make changes in the future.
  • The entire process takes about 15 minutes and will save you weeks of painful research.

2.For individuals pre-purchasing for their estate plan:

  • Click the Get Started button
  • Fill out the short input forms. (Please note that our service never requires any sensitive information such as social security numbers).
  • Pay securely using any major credit card. See Pricing
  • Upon payment, our system will email you instructions for fulfilling the service that you can print and place with your estate documents. These instructions have everything your Executor needs including the fulfillment website address and a passcode specific to your order to activate the services at no additional charge. Click over here to see an example of the Instruction Document.
  • When ready to fulfill the service, the executor will enter the provided passcode into our fulfillment order form, then complete any additional information needed on the input forms.
  • Our system will automatically create all notifications and links for every entity requested and required.
  • These notifications will be available to either print or download. You will also be sent a link to pdf copies of the notifications for your records along with a link back to your account should you need to make changes in the future.
  • The entire process takes about 15 minutes and will save your Executor weeks of painful research.
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Get started. Save time and guard against deceased identity theft.
Why Protectheir ?

Our key serving points

Comprehensive

Our extensive patent pending process creates notifications and links you need to notify all pertinent entities of someone’s death, effectively shutting down the opportunity to establish new accounts in the name of the deceased.

Quick

Time is of the essence when dealing with deceased identity theft. Our service shuts down the ability to use the deceased identity on average, about 30 days faster than someone performing this task on their own.

Safe

We never require any sensitive information, such as social security number, to perform our service.

Frequently asked questions

Q. What is deceased identity theft?

A. The credit industry refers to identity theft of the living or the deceased as true name fraud. True name fraud is the fastest growing crime in America today led by over 2.4 million deceased individuals having their identities stolen every year.

Q. Why does an estate need to protect against deceased identity theft?

A. Very real problems set in for estates when the identity of the deceased is used to open fraudulent lines of new credit. It can take years and hundreds, or thousands, of dollars to correct true name fraud once it has started. What most people don't realize is that estate settlement is virtually impossible until the fraudulent lines of credit are shut down and the charges cleared. The easiest way to prevent true name fraud of the deceased is to stop it before it starts. This is why almost all publications which list "what to do when someone passes", always list the notifications our services provide as top action items.

Q. Isn’t true name fraud in this case a victimless crime?

A. While the identity being stolen is that of someone who is deceased, true name fraud can cause extremely difficult problems for the people that need to settle the estate –usually the loved ones or beneficiaries of the deceased. When someone steals the identity of a loved one who has passed away, it is the worst thing that can happen at the worst possible time.

Q. Are people really stealing identities of deceased individuals?

A. Absolutely. Over 2.4 million deceased Americans have their identities stolen every year. Unfortunately, thieves know that this type of identity theft can go unnoticed for a longer period than that of a living person, with a larger window of opportunity for fraudulent activity. This is because criminals know that people are not monitoring statements and accounts that would usually send up the typical red flags that are normally associated with identity theft of a living person.

Q. What does your service provide?

A. Protectheir provides deceased notification letters, web links, and phone numbers for all pertinent financial and governmental institutions that are used to shut down the name of the deceased as well as remove the name of the deceased from credit and marketing promotional offers. These notification letters and links virtually eliminate the possibility of criminals using the name of the deceased to open accounts in their name. The speed in which we provide notifications, typically 30 days faster than an individual doing this on their own, is crucial to stopping deceased identity theft before it begins.

Q. Can I get back into my account to make additions or changes in the future?

A. Yes, you can. When you receive your email with copies of the notifications you have created you will be provided with a link back to your account where you can make changes or add credit cards. You will then be able to print or download the new documents and you will be sent a new email with your updated documents and a link back to your account. Protectheir will keep your records on our server for 6 months after the last update to the record.

Q. Why are the notifications sent to me instead of directly to the organizations?

A. There are two reasons. First, we work within the notification requirements of the organizations themselves. Most require that notifications come directly from the executor or person responsible. Second, many organizations require sensitive information such as Death Certificates and Proof of Executorship be sent as part of their process. To eliminate the risk of transferring sensitive information, we do not require it. We utilize our expertise and automation to prepare all necessary notifications then send them to you to sign and couple with the sensitive information before mailing.

Q. Why wouldn’t the executor just make the notifications themselves?

A. They could, and if they don’t use our service they should. The fact of the matter is that the entities we create notifications for must be notified to settle an estate. Most people will act as an Executor once, or perhaps twice, in a lifetime so the learning curve is steep and any misstep can create the risk of missing a notification. Protectheir can accomplish these tasks much faster and more thoroughly than an Executor doing this themselves in minutes instead of days or weeks. Time is crucial in stopping the fraud before it happens.

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PRICING

ProtectHeir offers an affordable and fast executor service for identity protection

Get ProtectHeir's Deceased Identity Theft Protection

  • Decedent Notifications for Direct Mail Houses
  • Decedent Notifications for Credit Bureaus
  • Decedent Notifications for Government Entities
  • Decedent Notifications for Financial Organizations
  • Decedent Notifications for Social Media Sites
  • Decedent Notifications for Email Service Providers 

$150.00 One Time Charge

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Partnering

How can we help your organization?

Partnering with Protectheir provides estate lawyers, wealth management companies, life insurance companies, and funeral homes a unique service to increase your bottom line. Here are a few of the benefits:

  • Differentiate yourself from your competitors. Deceased Identity Theft happens at the worst possible time... when surviving heirs should be grieving. Set your company apart from the rest by offering our service. We provide one more protection to insure that your client can pass their estate onto their heirs without complications.
  • Reduce attrition and increase persistency rates. If your organization is a life insurance company or wealth management company, Protectheir provides an affordable customer loyalty program to secure not only lifelong clients, but also help secure next generation clients. And here's the best part, our fee for providing services is only charged if a client remains a customer for lifetime! Ask us how.
  • Be viewed as a market leader tackling today's problems. Identity Theft is top of mind for everyone today, and your organization will be viewed as innovative and forward thinking.

If you would like to consider partnering with us, fill out the form and one of our staff members will get back to you and answer any questions you have.

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