Irvine, Calif., June 1, 2011 - The Identity Theft Resource Center, a nationally recognized organization dedicated to the understanding of identity theft and related issues, announced today that Jennifer Leuer, SVP of Product and Membership at Experian Consumer Direct, which owns ProtectMyID™, will serve on its Board of Directors. Jennifer brings a wealth of experience to the ITRC Board and will help the organization in its efforts to continue broadening the scope of their mission.PDF
Irvine, Calif., April 20, 2011 - As millions of Texans begin to recover from hearing the news that their personal information was exposed, Experian’s ProtectMyIDTM announced today an agreement with the State of Texas that will offer identity theft monitoring services at a substantially reduced fee to the 3.5 million consumers affected by the State of Texas data breach. Experian’s Irvine, Calif.-based ProtectMyID is a leading, full-service provider of identity theft detection, protection and fraud resolution.PDF
Irvine, Calif., March 30, 2011 - As tax day approaches and personal financial information circulates at an increased rate, consumers may leave themselves vulnerable to identity theft, according to a recent survey conducted by Experian’s ProtectMyID™, a leading, full-service provider of identity theft detection, protection and fraud resolution. Identity theft is a growing problem that continues to affect millions of people annually. In fact, a recent report released by the Federal Trade Commission names identity theft as the top consumer complaint in the United States for the 11th consecutive year.PDF
March 15, 2011› Medical identity theft: the growing cost of indifference
Irvine, Calif., March 15, 2011 - While consumers grasp the importance of protecting their medical and personal information, few individuals take the necessary precautions to avoid medical identity theft. This finding comes from the second annual National Study on Medical Identity Theft by The Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Experian’s ProtectMyID™, a leading, full-service provider of identity theft detection, protection and fraud resolution.PDF
Irvine, Calif., June 21, 2010 - The use of social media can increase consumer vulnerability to identity theft because of the amount and type of personal information people share on these networks. However, consumers do little or nothing to protect themselves, according to a recent study conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by ProtectMyID.com®, Experian’s multilayered identity theft detection, protection and fraud resolution product.1
Although more than 80 percent of study respondents expressed concern about their security while using social media, more than half of these same individuals admitted they do not take any steps to actively protect themselves. This data clearly demonstrates that while people may acknowledge that security is important, many do nothing to protect their information online.PDF
Irvine, Calif., March 3, 2010 - Medical identity theft is an alarming and often undetected offense affecting today’s consumers, according to a recent survey conducted by The Ponemon Institute and sponsored by ProtectMyID.com™, Experian’s multi-layered identity theft detection, protection and fraud resolution product. According to the study, nearly 1.5 million Americans have been victims of medical identity theft.
For many, the notion of identity theft is both upsetting and daunting, but few individuals realize the specific severity and potential repercussions of medical identity fraud. It is estimated that the costs associated with this type of theft total about $28.6 billion - or approximately $20,000 per victim. Not only is resolution of medical fraud an especially arduous endeavor, but the difficulty of recognition and the potential associated costs also make it particularly dangerous.PDF
Irvine, Calif., Feb. 11, 2010 - The immense popularity of online dating has necessitated an increased awareness for the risk of identity theft, according to a recent survey commissioned by ProtectMyID.com™, Experian’s multi-layered identity theft detection, protection and fraud resolution product.
According to this survey, nearly 50 percent of respondents involved in online dating do not take steps to verify the authenticity of a potential match prior to engaging in communication.1 This makes the online dating field ripe for identity theft.PDF
Irvine, Calif., Jan. 25, 2010 - The rapid proliferation of the use of social networking sites among adults 45 and older, combined with the revealing results of a recent study commissioned by ProtectMyID.com™, Experian’s multi-layered identity theft detection, protection and fraud resolution product, demonstrates the need for awareness and education surrounding identity theft stemming from information people post online.
According to this study, 75 percent of respondents over the age of 45 actively utilize an online social network, yet alarmingly, more than half are not adequately protecting themselves from fraud.1PDF
Irvine, Calif., Nov. 30, 2009 - Consumers may have incorrect perceptions regarding identity theft while shopping for the holidays, according to a study commissioned by ProtectMyID.com™, the multilayered identity theft detection, protection and fraud resolution product1. According to the survey, nearly 75 percent of all consumers feel that shopping online instead of at a retail location leaves them more vulnerable to identity theft. However, these sentiments are contrary to data showing that only one in 10 cases of identity theft occur as a result of online activity2.
The data also reveals that shoppers’ fears regarding identity theft are heightened during the holiday season, as more than half of respondents felt that the time of year contributed to a greater all-around risk. This heightened fear combined with the busiest shopping period of the year underscores the need for education and awareness surrounding identity theft.PDF
Irvine, Calif., Oct. 19, 2009 - ProtectMyID.com™, the multi-layered identity theft detection, protection and fraud resolution product, today announced its alliance with San Diego-based Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), a nonprofit, nationally respected organization dedicated to supporting victims of identity theft and broadening public education of this crime. Through the alliance, the ITRC provides ProtectMyID.com with expertise, staff development seminars and collaboration on various identity theft/protection consumer education initiatives.
"The ITRC recognizes the benefits of ProtectMyID.com because it offers advanced identity theft protection, like daily Web sweeping and change of address notification," said Linda Foley, founder of the Identity Theft Resource Center. "Having personally been a victim of identity theft, I know firsthand that if I had been a member of ProtectMyID.com, their alerts would have served as early indicators that my identity had been compromised."PDF
Irvine, Calif., Sept. 16, 2009 - ProtectMyID.com™, the multi-layered identity theft detection, protection and fraud resolution product, proudly announces that it has been selected as the recommended identity monitoring product by national radio host Kim Komando.
ProtectMyID.com is partnering with Komando to educate her audience of more than 16 million listeners and online subscribers about the importance of identity monitoring and protection. The partnership's mission is to educate consumers about ways to reduce their risk of identity theft and provide them with the tools to help protect themselves.PDF
Irvine, Calif., Sept. 3, 2009 - ProtectMyID.com™, the multi-layered identity theft detection, protection and fraud resolution product, today launched new enhancements, making it one of the industry’s most comprehensive consumer identity theft protection products. ProtectMyID.com, a part of Experian, one of the most trusted brands in identity protection, was designed to help consumers prevent the damages caused by identity theft.
Premiering next week, an integrated marketing campaign kicks off with broadcast ads that depict reallife identity theft situations and demonstrate how ProtectMyID.com is able to protect and support its members.PDF