SAN DIEGO, Calif. – September 14, 2015 – The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) released a free mobile app on September 14, 2015 which is now available for download on Android and iOS devices. The ID Theft Help app, which was funded by a grant from the Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), offers resources for victims including direct links to victim advisors, all free of charge to consumers. The app also offers educational tools for consumers wanting to protect themselves against identity theft.

“With the growing rates of identity theft and the fact that literally anyone can be a victim, there’s never been a more important time to have help at your fingertips,” says Eva Velasquez, President / CEO of the ITRC. “Having this app on consumers’ smartphones will serve as a daily visual reminder to safeguard their information as best they can.”

The ITRC has reported more than 100 million records exposed in data breaches this year alone and expects that the app’s feature instructing consumers on what to do when they receive a breach notification letter will be one of the most used functions. In addition, the app includes help with scams, cybersecurity and a quiz to measure consumers’ potential risk for identity theft.

The ITRC’s ID Theft Help app can be downloaded, free of charge, from the Apple Store and Google Play. More information about the app and its development can be found by visiting theITRC’s website.

About the Identity Theft Resource Center

Founded in 1999, the Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC) is a nationally recognized non-profit organization which provides victim assistance and consumer education through its toll-free call center, website, and highly visible social media efforts.

Contact: Nikki Fiorentino