SAN DIEGO, Calif. – December 7, 2017 – The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC), a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft, today announced a collaborative sponsorship with Synchrony Financial, one of the nation’s premier consumer financial services company, to increase awareness and foster further education around identity theft and related topics.

By working together, the companies plan to not only bring forth more educational efforts around identity theft in general, but they hope to uncover more information, which is currently not as readily available, about child identity theft. Synchrony Financial is the only financial institution currently supporting the ITRC.

“In addition to countless individuals, identity theft is something that impacts every single industry sector,” said Eva Velasquez, CEO and president of the Identity Theft Resource Center. “All stakeholders, including the financial services industry, need to be united in these efforts to reduce the harm caused by identity theft, which is why we are excited to be working so closely with Synchrony Financial. The ITRC appreciates their monetary support to help us meet our mission and we are enthusiastic about the endless opportunities that will be created through our collaborative efforts.”

“Aligning our resources with those of the ITRC is a natural fit for Synchrony and we are privileged to sponsor them in their efforts to not only increase awareness of, but also help slow the growth of identity theft and its impact on our society,” said Rick Cooney, SVP of Fraud at Synchrony Financial. “We look forward to collaborating with the ITRC to explore solutions to address the escalation in identity theft, in particular synthetic identity theft which can disproportionally affect children.”

The ITRC provides no-cost victim assistance and consumer education nationwide. Partnering with companies like Synchrony Financial 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:

About Synchrony Financial
Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) is one of the nation’s premier consumer financial services companies. Their roots in consumer finance trace back to 1932, and today they are the largest provider of private label credit cards in the United States based on purchase volume and receivables. They provide a range of credit products through programs they have established with a diverse group of national and regional retailers, local merchants, manufacturers, buying groups, industry associations and healthcare service providers to help generate growth for their partners and offer financial flexibility to their customers. Through their partners’ over 365,000 locations across the United States and Canada, and their websites and mobile applications, they offer their customers a variety of credit products to finance the purchase of goods and services. Synchrony Financial offers private label credit cards, Dual Card™, and general purpose co-branded credit cards, promotional financing and installment lending, loyalty programs and FDIC-insured savings products through Synchrony Bank. For more information: at



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Identity Theft Resource Center
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Synchrony Financial
Lisa Lanspery