FBI's Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA) has partnered with LifeLock, an industry leader in identity theft protection services, in order to provide cutting edge seminars on identity theft to law enforcement around the nation. These seminars cover current identity theft laws, the various technologies used in identity theft crimes, and proper identity theft awareness and protection strategies. In addition, this program provides access to databases to assist law enforcement in identity theft investigations.
In the last three and a half years, the FBI-LEEDA/LifeLock Identity Theft Summits have reached more than 7,000 law enforcement officials representing more than 2,500 agencies around the United States. The Summits have been hosted by police chiefs, sheriff's offices, universities and state attorneys general across 32 states. More than 100 Identity Theft Summits have been held so far, with more than 30 taking place in 2012 alone. LifeLock has been recognized for its Corporate Social Responsibility by both the American Business Awards and Communitas Awards for its work with the FBI-LEEDA program.
Based on a recent Javelin study, the FBI-LEEDA program picked a strong company to partner with to educate and assist law enforcement in the field of identity theft. The study, titled 2012 Identity Protection Services Scorecard: How to Deliver Customer and Market Value in a Regulated $4B Market provides insight into the different companies and services available to consumers who want to protect themselves against identity theft. The Javelin report ranked LifeLock number one, tied with the company Intersections, in overall identity theft protection service when compared with 15 other top companies in the industry.
Based on Javelin's criteria, LifeLock was the only company to receive a 100% score in the category of detecting breaches to your identity due to their multi-faceted approach of triple-bureau credit monitoring, internet scanning, public records scanning, Social Security Number tracing, and offering a child and family option for the consumer. LifeLock was ranked number two in the category of resolving identity breaches for providing consumers with a certified fraud specialist, 24/7 access to LifeLock's multilingual 24/7 resolution team and a large identity fraud insurance and service guarantee provided by a third-party insurance provider.
FBI-LEEDA/LifeLock Identity Theft Summits for the rest of 2012 will be held in Prescott Valley, Arizona and Baltimore, Maryland.
If you found this information helpful, you may want to consider taking part in the Identity Theft Resource Center's Anyone3 fundraising campaign. For more information or to donate please visit http://www.idtheftcenter.org/anyone-3.