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Guess what? Our Alert feature just got a boost. From now on, you can use it to monitor the security of your ID in not 10, not 20, but more than 90 countries! Let’s get to it.

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    What is Alert?

    Surfshark Alert is our product that helps you protect your email addresses, credit cards, and personal identification numbers by monitoring their appearance online.

    Numerous websites suffer security breaches daily, resulting in sensitive data leaks. This data can include user passwords, email addresses, credit card numbers, and other details provided during registration. 

    Such breaches can lead to identity theft, financial loss, and privacy invasions. It’s crucial to stay vigilant about your information security, and that’s where Alert steps in. It scans the web for breaches and informs you so you can take action immediately.

    What did we change?

    Previously, Surfshark Alert provided security monitoring for identification documents from just three countries (USA, Bulgaria, & Lithuania).

    Now, we’re widening our scope and offering ID protection to 90+ countries. This means that more of our users can closely watch their IDs for any signs of unauthorized access or misuse. 

    Why should you try Alert?

    Because we give our data away by registering and using online services. And their databases can be breached. Surfshark Alert will monitor all the data you give out. You can monitor the security of your:

    • Email addresses — to prevent illegal access to your accounts and check if any of your passwords or other data got leaked;
    • Credit cards — to protect yourself from criminals exploiting your cards with fraudulent transactions;
    • IDs (personal numbers, SSNs, and national IDs) — to avoid identity thieves using your personal info for phishing, impersonation, or identity theft. 

    And that’s not all. With just one account, you can add an unlimited number of details. This means you can cover your relatives, too!

    How to start using Alert

    First, you need an active Surfshark One subscription. Alert is not included in the Starter plan, so make sure you have Surfshark One or One+.

    If you already have the subscription, you can find Alert in your account overview page after clicking the Alert tab. Here, you can add your email, ID, or credit card to monitor for data breaches.

    Final note: your identity security matters

    We’re happy to finally make this change and provide identity protection for even more countries. So don’t take a backseat when it comes to personal info security. Use Surfshark Alert and enjoy peace of mind, knowing your identity is secure.