Barnstable County Mutual Insurance Company Selects Identity Theft 911 to Provide Identity Theft Protection and Resolution Services to Customers

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Barnstable County Mutual Insurance Company has partnered with Identity Theft 911 to provide identity theft protection, management and resolution services as coverage enhancements to customers. This new program provides Identity Theft 911 LifeStages™ Identity Management services to policyholders and their families that have purchased identity theft protection, including 24/7 dedicated access to a fraud specialist for personalized support with proactive assistance and identity theft recovery services.

Identity Theft 911, the nation’s premier identity management and data risk management services provider, today announced that Barnstable County Mutual Insurance Company has chosen the company to offer identity protection and identity theft resolution services to customers. Barnstable County Mutual Insurance Company customers that elect to purchase this program now benefit from Identity Theft 911 LifeStages™ Identity Management services during the times in life when they are most susceptible to identity theft.

According to the 2011 Identity Fraud Survey Report by Javelin Strategy & Research, the average consumer out-of-pocket cost due to identity fraud increased 63 percent from $387 in 2009 to $631 per incident in 2010. Along with the higher cost of resolution fees, the average time spent resolving identity fraud issues increased from 21 to 33 hours, emphasizing the need for better consumer education and resolution services. Recognizing this trend, Barnstable County Mutual Insurance Company customers have the convenience and benefit of a trusted advisor they can turn to for help resolving crises in credit and identity theft.

Identity Theft 911 fraud specialists provide high-touch service to victims from the initial call through case resolution. Their expertise covers a range of issues, from proactive measures that provide protection to resolution in the case of true identity theft and account takeovers. The fraud specialists work one-on-one with victims and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week until resolution is complete.

About Identity Theft 911
Founded in 2003, Identity Theft 911 is the nation’s premier consultative provider of identity and data risk management, resolution and education services. The company serves 13 million households across the country and provides fraud solutions for a range of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, the country’s largest insurance companies, corporate benefit providers, banks and credit unions and membership organizations. Since 2005, the company has helped more than 150,000 businesses manage data breaches. For more information, please visit http://www.idt911.com.

About Barnstable County Mutual Insurance Company
Founded in 1833, Barnstable County Mutual Insurance Company is an independent agent insurance company licensed to write property and casualty insurance in Massachusetts. The Barnstable presently sells homeowners, renters and personal liability insurance through twenty-six qualified independent agents. For further information, visit http://www.thebarnstable.com or call 1-800-310-9310.

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