ITRC is proud to announce the launch of its AnyOne3 nationwide fundraising campaign. Due to a recent increase in consumer demand for ITRC services, the ITRC is requesting support from the public so that it may continue to provide its free services. This increase seems to be a result of heightened awareness and concern over data breaches and tax identity fraud as well as a heightened need for understanding identity theft and related issues.
“In the beginning of 2014, we read about tens of millions of Americans whose identities and personal information had been put at risk because of the malicious actions of people who committed crimes against large retailers and the individuals who shopped there. It is a story we’ve heard all too often. But, there is hope,” said James Lee, ITRC Chairman of the Board. “The people who make up the Identity Theft Resource Center are passionate about helping individuals who find their trust has been violated by identity thieves. Their confidence in commerce has been shaken and often their lives interrupted because their most precious possessions - their identity and reputation - have been damaged” Lee added.
Since 1999, the ITRC has been providing victim assistance and consumer education all at no cost to the general public. With identity theft identified as the number one consumer complaint reported to the Federal Trade Commission for the last 14 years, it is obvious that the problem of identity theft is far from being resolved and is, in fact, growing.
While there are many paid services available to consumers, the ITRC is the only organization which offers one-on-one victim and consumer advice and information for free. The AnyOne3 campaign is a chance for the public to be sure these services do not disappear. The campaign will launch on April 3rd 2014 and run until June 13th, 2014. The goal of the campaign is to raise $100,000.00 for the organization to continue its services to the public. Anyone can spread the word and donate by visiting http://www.idtheftcenter.org/anyone-3.html.
“Identity theft, privacy issues, data breaches and cyber security cannot be considered fringe issues that only affect a limited number of people,” said Eva Velasquez, CEO of the ITRC. “With one new victim of identity theft every three seconds, and more than 600 data breaches reported last year, it is critical that the ITRC continues to be available to assist victims and inform consumers. We need financial support in order to ensure we are here to help future identity theft victims.” Velasquez added.
About the ITRC
The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC) is a nationally recognized 501(c)3 charity established to support victims of identity theft in resolving their cases, and to broaden public education and awareness in the understanding of identity theft. Visit www.idtheftcenter.org. Victims may contact the ITRC at 888-400-5530.
Nikki Junker, Communications Manager