SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (PRWEB) October 03, 2012
IDentity Theft 911, the nation’s premier consultative provider of identity and data risk management resolution and education services, proudly announced today that it now provides coverage for more than 17.5 million households (more than 45 million individuals) and more than 600,000 businesses in the United States and Canada. As Wall Street buzzes around the topic of identity theft and the growing need for consumer protection, this marks an important milestone for the company.
“Identity theft is a life-altering crime,” said Adam Levin, Chairman of IDentity Theft 911 and former Director of Consumer Affairs for New Jersey. “It is no longer a question of if, but rather when, each of us will fall victim to some form of identity theft. IDentity Theft 911 was founded with the mission to help consumers minimize their risk of exposure, offering them monitoring products as well as educating them as to the procedures necessary to help them better detect whether they have been compromised, and ultimately be their damage control program.”
With a nearly 100 percent satisfaction rating from consumers and a solid track record of success with no resulting litigation or regulatory action, the company works to educate consumers and businesses first and then works on their behalf to manage and restore their name when fraud has been determined. Its LifeStages® Identity Management services span the full spectrum of possible fraud threats, from financial and credit cards to medical, criminal, tax, child and synthetic identity theft.
While the name IDentity Theft 911 might not be widely recognized by consumers, the company is well-known in the business sector, providing its services to consumers through seven of the top 10 insurance carriers, including 50 percent of the market that sells auto and home insurance, major credit unions, banks and numerous Fortune 500 companies.
“Some companies throw millions of dollars in marketing to attract consumers to high-priced offerings that leave them questioning the value and validity of the products,” stated Matt Cullina, CEO of IDentity Theft 911. “With our broad reach, chances are many consumers are already covered by our services through a brand they know and trust in their daily lives whether it’s their auto or home insurance company or bank.”
According to the 2012 Identity Fraud Industry Report by Javelin Strategy & Research, identity fraud experienced a 12.6 percent increase in incidence rate in 2011, resulting in 1.4 million more fraud victims in the U.S. than in 2010.
“These numbers are significant,” Levin continued. “Identity theft continues to escalate as a concern and everyone should be aware of it. If you don’t have help and coverage: get it. If you’re thinking about buying coverage, before you spend a penny pick up your phone and contact your insurance company, your credit union, your employer, or your health care provider and ask them if you have coverage. There are about 45 million of you out there that already have consumer protection services from IDentity Theft 911, and if you don’t, ask them why not.”
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 17.5 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 600,000 businesses manage data breaches. IDentity Theft 911 personnel have more than 200 years of insurance and financial experience, having served at companies such as AIG, Liberty Mutual, MetLife, All State, FM Global, and other leading institutions. IDentity Theft 911 is the proud recipient of several awards, including the Stevie Award for Sales and Customer Service and the Parent Tested, Parent Approved award for social networking monitoring tool SocialScout. For more information, please visit http://www.idt911.com, http://www.facebook.com/idt911 and http://www.twitter.com/idt911.