“When information has been exposed, it’s important for victims to act quickly."
Augusta & Boothbay, ME (PRWEB) May 28, 2014
To assist victims of recent data breaches, Maine Identity Services LLC (http://www.meidhelp.com) announced that it has created a Breach Repair Kit® for use by anyone whose private information has been exposed as the result of a data breach.
There were more than 500 million records exposed in the U.S. in 2013 as a result of data breaches, and within the past several days eBay announced that more than 100 million account holders have become victims.
“When information has been exposed, it’s important for victims to act quickly. Until now, it has been difficult for victims to find everything they need in one location to guide them step-by-step through their response,” said Jane Carpenter, founder of Maine Identity Services, LLC. “Our ME ID Breach Repair Kit® is easy to use and puts the answers a breach victim needs in one place, rather than spending hours surfing the internet for piecemeal information or making phone calls only to be referred to yet another agency or organization.”
The ME ID Breach Repair Kit® helps data breach victims move quickly to respond to the breach. It answers questions about a wide range of breach situations including bank account information, compromised birthdates or computer accounts that may have been hacked. It also addresses breach situations that involve a compromised social security number or drivers license.
“In the early days of my career, criminals would break into your home to steal from you. In today's technology age, they steal from us using our personal information to gain access to our financial assets.The best defense against data breaches and identity theft is knowledge," said Penobscot County (Maine) Sheriff Glenn C. Ross commenting on the Breach Repair Kit®.
The ME ID Breach Repair Kit® is offered in two versions: one has specific information for victims who are residents of Maine; the other provides information for victims residing in other parts of the U.S. The kit is offered for $19.95 and can be purchased online by visiting the Maine Identity Services, LLC website, http://www.meidhelp.com.
In addition to offering free identity theft response training to local and state police, as well as free public education on the topic, Maine Identity Services helps identity theft victims get back on their feet, assisting people after their identity is stolen by providing them with detailed, personalized instructions to recover their money and restore their identity. For more information about Maine Identity Services, LLC visit http://www.MeIDHelp.com, email info(at)meidhelp(dot)com or call 1-855-463-4343.