BusinessIDTheft.Org accepts Affinion Security Center as Premier Sponsor
STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Affinion Security Center (ASC), a leading provider of identity theft protection services, today announced that it has joined the fight against business identity theft as a premier sponsor of the recently launched BusinessIDTheft.org resource website.
BusinessIDTheft.org is maintained by the Identity Theft Protection Association (ITPA) which, together with the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), has spearheaded efforts to bring together state government officials, business owners, law enforcement, financial industry representatives, and other key stakeholders in the fight against business identity theft. The site was formed in response to significant incidents of business identity theft nationwide.
“ID Theft perpetrated on businesses and business owners can have significant and grave consequences, both for the business owner and his or her employees,” remarked Michael Barnett, Executive Director of the ITPA. “ASC’s support allows us to further extend the reach of our message to business owners, law enforcement and victims alike.”
Public awareness, education, and outreach to help businesses and business owners understand the crime and reduce their risks were critical components of the overall nationwide strategy to combat business identity theft. Therefore, NASS and ITPA partnered to launch a comprehensive free resource designed to educate businesses and business owners, help them to manage and reduce their risks, and to assist victims of business identity theft crimes.
“For almost 40 years, our organization has been at the forefront of protection, detection and resolution for any and all types of ID Theft victims,” remarked Vin Torcasio, Director of Product for ASC. “We believe the mission of BusinessIDTheft.org aligns well with our aim to ensure that the damage done to victims of all types of ID Theft is mitigated.”
About Affinion Security Center
Affinion Security Center, a division of Stamford, Connecticut-based Affinion Group, is a global leader in providing identity protection and data security solutions to corporations and individuals. For almost 40 years, Affinion Security Center has been powering many of the world’s leading personal data protection and breach resolution solutions offered by local, national and multi-national enterprises in the financial, retail and travel industries. Additionally, Affinion Security Center offers PrivacyGuard direct to consumers. The company currently protects over 15 million consumers. For more information please visit www.affinionsecuritycenter.com.
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