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, […]

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – October 20, 2017 – The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC), a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft, today announced six sub-grantees have been competitively selected to lead new coalitions. In addition, a partnership was established between the ITRC and the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC), to aid […]

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – October 2, 2017 – The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC), a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft, today released its Identity Theft: The Aftermath 2017 report that explores the impact of identity theft victimization. The report, which has been conducted intermittently since 2003, is compiled from voluntary responses of victims who […]

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – September 18, 2017 – The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC), a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft, today announced a new campaign pushing for free credit freezes for consumers. The #FreeFromAll3 Campaign aims to persuade the three major credit reporting agencies, Equifax, Experian, and Transunion, to waive fees for an […]

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 […]

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Generali Global Assistance (“The Company”), a leader in the assistance industry since its founding in 1963 and part of the global Generali Group, and the developer of a proprietary and innovative identity protection platform,  today published a white paper titled, “Data Protection: Employer Obligations and Motivations.” The Company developed the paper in conjunction […]

SAN DIEGO and PROVIDENCE, R.I., July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The number of U.S. data breaches tracked through June 30, 2017 hit a half-year record high of 791, according to recent numbers released by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and CyberScout. This represents a significant jump of 29 percent over 2016 figures during the same time period. At this pace, ITRC anticipates that […]

Update:  Subsequent to the release of the following information, two duplicate breaches were removed bringing the year-end total for 2016 to 1,091. This was due to inconsistent naming conventions used in the data breach reporting process by different sources, i.e. media, breach notification letters and/or HHS.gov.SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. and SAN DIEGO – Jan. 19, 2017 – The number of […]

Women Around the World Recognized at Event in New York City SAN DIEGO, Calif – November 21, 2016 – Eva Velasquez, CEO and president of the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft, has been named the winner of a Bronze Level Stevie® Award in the […]

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – November 17, 2016 – The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC), a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft, today announced it is a proud recipient of the National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network (NITVAN) grant awarded from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). […]