SAN DIEGO, Calif. – August 22, 2017 – The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC), a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft, today announced a partnership with Experian®, a leading global information services company, to further enhance consumer education.
Experian and the ITRC are both committed to helping consumers become better stewards of their own sensitive personal information to protect their identity. Through this partnership, the companies hope to broaden public awareness in the understanding of identity theft and other related issues while also educating individuals about the importance of checking their credit reports for accuracy. Errors on credit reports may be an indication of identity theft.
“We know from our experience that education about identity theft is a necessary, but often overlooked component of financial literacy offerings,” said Eva Velasquez, CEO and president of the Identity Theft Resource Center. “We are thrilled to partner with Experian in order to bridge this gap. By working together, we can better educate consumers about how credit reporting agencies work and why they play a crucial role when it comes to safeguarding their identity.”
“We appreciate the tireless work of the ITRC to help consumers protect themselves from identity theft and resolve fraud issues if they are victims,” said Guy Abramo, president of Experian Consumer Services, which offers the company’s IdentityWorks protection product. “By collaborating, we can reach more consumers with important education about this increasingly important topic and hopefully stop cases of identity theft from happening in the first place. If consumers do become victims, however, they can turn to ITRC and Experian for support.”
The ITRC provides no-cost victim assistance and consumer education nationwide. Working with partners like Experian ensures that these crucial services can remain free of charge to those they serve.
About the Identity Theft Resource Center
Founded in 1999, the Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC) is a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft in resolving their cases, and to broaden public education and awareness in the understanding of identity theft, data breaches, cybersecurity, scams/fraud, and privacy issues. Through public and private support, the ITRC provides no-cost victim assistance and consumer education through its call center, website, social media channels, live chat feature and ID Theft Help app. For more information, visit:http://www.idtheftcenter.org
Experian® is the world’s leading global information services company. During life’s big moments — from buying a home or a car to sending a child to college, to growing a business by connecting with new customers — we empower consumers and our clients to manage their data with confidence. We help individuals to take financial control and access financial services, businesses to make smarter decisions and thrive, lenders to lend more responsibly, and organizations to prevent identity fraud and crime.
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