Industry leaders' key initiative is to educate consumers about broad data
CHANTILLY, Va., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Three industry leaders
are joining forces to encourage consumers to take advantage of identity theft
monitoring services, including a free copy of their public record report. This
report gives consumers an opportunity to identify and investigate inaccurate
data. The offer, available at www.freepublicrecordreport.com, is from
Intersections Inc. (Nasdaq: INTX), a leading global provider of consumer and
corporate identity risk management services. Intersections' offer is supported
by the Identity Theft Assistance Center (ITAC), a nonprofit organization
dedicated to fighting identity theft through victim assistance, research, and
law enforcement partnerships, and LexisNexis, a leading global provider of
content-enabled workflow solutions.
Public records are created and maintained by government agencies and are
open for public inspection, correction, and amendment. They include thousands
of sources of information including real estate title records; judgments and
liens; bankruptcy records; and motor vehicle registrations. These records have
many beneficial uses such as arming banks and law enforcement agencies with
information to help them verify identity, prevent fraud, locate criminals and
witnesses, and find missing children.
"Consumers need to check and monitor their public records report just like
they do with their credit report and credit score," says Intersections
Chairman and CEO Michael Stanfield. "Public records offer you a glimpse into
your past and present. We encourage consumers to be proactive and to take
advantage of this opportunity. Their vigilance will pay off with peace of
Consumers who sign up at www.freepublicrecordreport.com and have their
identities verified will receive a comprehensive summary of their personal
information compiled from data sources such as utilities, court records, and
state and county databases. Categories include property information, vehicle
registration, voter registration, court records, liens and judgments, criminal
convictions as well as additional public record data created by government
agencies. The information is monitored bi-weekly for six months free of charge
and consumers are notified of changes, such as address changes, new property,
and bankruptcy filings.
"As a leader in information solutions, we believe in the responsible use
of information to create a better society," said Jim Peck, CEO of LexisNexis
Risk & Information Analytics Group. "The use of public records reports in
conjunction with identity theft alert services provides consumers with
powerful tools to fight identity theft. We encourage consumers to check their
reports through the offer from Intersections," said Peck.
"Consumers are more knowledgeable today about what's in their credit
report, but not necessarily what's in their public records," said ITAC
President Anne Wallace. "An error can have serious consequences often years
after the error has occurred. This is a terrific opportunity to learn what's
out there about you and to take steps to protect yourself."
Intersections, ITAC, and LexisNexis encourage consumers to take advantage
of this free offer by visiting www.freepublicrecordreport.com.
Intersections Inc. (Nasdaq: INTX) is a leading global provider of consumer
and corporate identity risk management services. Its premier identity theft,
privacy, and consumer solutions are designed to provide high value, revenue
generating opportunities to its marketing partners, including leading
financial institutions, Fortune 100 corporations and other businesses.
Intersections also markets full identity theft protection solutions under its
brand, Identity Guard(R) (www.identityguard.com). Intersections' consumer
identity theft protection services actively safeguard more than 8 million
consumers against identity theft.
To address the growing threat of corporate fraud, Intersections and its
subsidiaries provide cutting edge identity risk management solutions
-- Pre-employment background screening, provided domestically through
American Background Information Services, Inc., and internationally
through Control Risks Screening Limited (London, United Kingdom) and
Control Risks Screening PE (Singapore).
-- Corporate brand protection, provided by Net Enforcers, Inc.
-- Security breach remediation, provided by Intersections to enable
companies to respond to security incidents and mitigate potential
damage to their employees, customers, and corporate brands.
-- Software and data management, provided by Captira Analytical, LLC to
assist the bail bond industry in managing workflow and data
Learn more about Intersections at www.intersections.com.
LexisNexis(R) (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of
content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in
the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement,
accounting, and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online
information with its Lexis(R) and Nexis(R) services. A member of Reed Elsevier
[NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK] (www.reedelsevier.com), LexisNexis serves customers in
more than 100 countries with 18,000 employees worldwide.
ITAC, the Identity Theft Assistance Center
(www.identitytheftassistance.org), is a nonprofit coalition of financial
services companies united in our commitment to protect our customers from
identity theft. As the leading provider of identity theft assistance services,
ITAC protects all consumers through partnerships with law enforcement,
education and identity management services. ITAC has helped more than 40,000
people recover from identity theft.
SOURCE Intersections Inc.
CONTACT: Joyce Carcaise of Intersections Inc., +1-703-488-6100
Web Site: http://www.freepublicrecordreport.com
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