CHICAGO (PRWEB) September 23, 2005
RelyData, LLC, the leader in identity theft restoration, has published a free report to inform students and young adults about avoiding the dangers of becoming an Identity Theft victim. Ten million U.S. consumers become victims of Identity Theft each year, according to the Federal Trade Commission, and research indicates that young adults are at an increased risk of becoming victims. Rather than just provide statistics and information, the report gives valuable advice and direction to consumers, addressing the following issues directly:
- How common and how serious of a problem identity theft is;
- Identity theft statistics and its legal definition;
- The personal impact of identity theft on individuals;
- The special vulnerability of children and how it can be addressed;
- Who truly needs your sensitive data and why and what is a credit report;
- The most common forms of identity theft and how to avoid them;
- How to minimize your exposure to identity theft;
- What to do if you are victimized by identity theft;
- Where you can go for more information about identity theft;
- Who can help you recover from identity theft?
Typical victims not only spend 60 hours and $1,200 to restore their identities on their own, but the process can take six months or longer to resolve, and one in four victims may never fully recover.
While the information applies to all consumers, the report targets young adults. ÂWe saw a real need for further education on the part of young consumers, many of whom are living independently, and establishing credit for the first time,Â said Garnet Steen, president of RelyData. ÂWhile everyone is aware of identity theft, few people understand it or how to help prevent it, and what to do if it happens to them. Addressing this knowledge gap was the goal of this report.Â
ÂWe wanted to arm people with basic information in all the key areas, answer their most common questions and direct them to where they could learn more,Â Steen commented, Âand this report fulfills that goal.Â The report can be freely obtained by anyone from the Research section on the RelyData website at http://www.relydata.com/research.
As the only Identity Theft restoration provider endorsed by credit reporting industry, RelyData is able to take direct action on behalf of victims to restore their identities, and provides comprehensive protection services to individuals and organizations which help prevent fraud from occurring and minimize its impact when it strikes.
About RelyData, LLC
Chicago-based RelyData is the leading provider of Identity Theft restoration services to individuals, employers, financial institutions and other organizations. Through a proprietary process that involves unique partnerships with the credit reporting industry and other data providers, RelyData is able to offer the most efficient and comprehensive true identity restoration service that removes fraudulent information from personal identity records. For more information, call (312) 661-0096, or visit http://www.relydata.com.
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