Chantilly, VA (PRWEB) February 05, 2014
The 2014 Identity Fraud report, just released by Javelin Strategy & Research and sponsored by Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX), found that more than 13 million U.S. adults fell victim to identity fraud in 2013; an increase of 500,000 from 2012. This increase in number of victims is the greatest in three years since the study began eleven years ago. Intersections Inc. is a company dedicated to identity risk management, a leading provider of data breach solutions, and the company behind one of the top-rated identity theft protection services, Identity Guard®.
The report also found data breaches to be one of the greatest risk factors, as nearly one in three consumers who received data breach notification letters became a victim of identity fraud.
“Fact-based studies like this demonstrate the importance of consumers, financial institutions, and service providers coming together as partners in the fight against identity fraud, “said Steve Schwartz, Executive Vice President, Intersections Inc. “The continued increase in victims and data breaches is a cause for concern for both consumers and businesses. We must partner together; continuously enhancing our existing capabilities and providing the tools and resources to help consumers protect their information.”
Intersections Inc. recommends the following tips to help guide consumers in the protection of their personal information.
For more helpful tips, visit http://www.identityguard.com/identity-theft-resources/.
About Intersections Inc:
Intersections Inc. (Nasdaq: INTX) is a leading provider of identity risk management, privacy protection and other subscription based services for consumers. Our core services monitor personal information for our consumers, aggregate it into digestible, consumer-friendly reports and alerts, and provide personalized education and support to help our customers understand their information and take the actions they deem appropriate. Since its business was founded in 1996, Intersections has protected the identities of more than 36 million consumers. To learn more, visit http://www.intersections.com.