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Latest Identity Theft Resource Center Stories

2014-03-13 12:34:02

Fellowes, Inc. and the Identity Theft Resource Center Partner to Provide Education on the Topic ITASCA, Ill., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tax-related identity theft has been on the rise for years and the ITRC predicts it won't be slowing down in 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130124/CG47409LOGO The Javelin Strategy & Research 2014 Identity Fraud Report found incidences of identity theft rose to 13.1 million people in 2013, which is the second highest number in 11 years....

2014-03-05 23:25:52

New Documentary Series Features Candid Conversations With The Nation’s Most Dangerous Fraudsters Walnut Creel California (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 In a first-of-a-kind documentary, the Identity Theft Council today released an excerpt from a series of in-depth video interviews with the nation’s most dangerous identity thief, in an effort to remind consumers about the heightened risk of identity theft during tax season and beyond. In the Company of Thieves is an upcoming documentary series...

2013-10-04 08:25:49

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to the recent government shutdown, many government resources, including those which assist victims of identity theft, may be unavailable at this time. During this interim period, the ITRC Victim Assistance Call Center is open and ready to assist callers who may be faced with issues of identity theft. The ITRC wants to ensure that victims nationwide are aware of our resources. Our call center and online resources at...

2012-10-18 07:29:35

SHERMAN, Conn., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study of 377 Americans highlights the growing concern of using public Wi-Fi Hotspots. The survey, conducted by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) in conjunction with PRIVATE WiFi, revealed that 79% of respondents believe that using a free Wi-Fi connection can lead to identity theft. 45% of respondents said they were concerned about their security when using a public hotspot and 15% indicated that they were "very concerned."...

2012-08-17 02:23:49

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), a nationally recognized non-profit focusing on identity theft and related issues, has just launched a survey to discover the habits of consumers using public wireless Internet connections (public WiFi). The ITRC is conducting this survey in order to better understand the best ways to help consumers protect themselves while online and on the go. "The ability to connect to the Internet is an integral...

2012-03-16 08:50:41

CLEARWATER, Fla., March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To further educate and offer affordable and helpful resources for non-prime consumers, the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and Clarity for Consumers have positioned their efforts to provide free identity theft mitigation and credit report services for free or for minimal costs. The Identity Theft Resource Center is a nationally recognized non-profit organization which provides toll-free no-cost services to consumers and identity...

2011-10-07 05:18:00

SHERMAN, Conn., Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Private Communications Corporation (PCC), a security technology company that protects personal data and information online, today announced a partnership with the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) to help broaden public education and awareness about security threats that occur over unencrypted WiFi networks. The proliferation of smartphones and an ever-increasing mobile society has led to rapid growth in public WiFi usage, said Kent...

2011-10-03 05:18:00

SHERMAN, Conn., Oct. 03, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PRIVATE WiFi, a new and innovative company in the security software market, in conjunction with the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), is proud to announce its latest contest, called "Hide Your Face on Facebook." This contest will run the entire month of October, which is National Cyber Security Month. This contest encourages Facebook users to go to the PRIVATE WiFi Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/privatewifi) and upload pictures...

2010-08-30 07:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- SearchAmerica®, a part of Experian® and a leader in financial clearing services for health care, today launched its newest service offering for hospitals, Data Breach Advance Response(TM). The new service helps hospitals by providing a data breach preparedness plan so they can respond quickly and efficiently should a breach occur. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, there were nearly 120 medical/health...

2009-10-19 08:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- ProtectMyID.com(TM), the multilayered identity theft detection, protection and fraud resolution product, today announced its alliance with San Diego-based Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), a nonprofit, nationally respected organization dedicated to supporting victims of identity theft and broadening public education of this crime. Through the alliance, the ITRC provides ProtectMyID.com with expertise, staff development seminars and...