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Free Public Record Report & Monitoring Available from Intersections Inc., Identity Theft Assistance Center and LexisNexis at

Industry leaders' key initiative is to educate consumers about broad data vigilance

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, 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 mind."

Consumers who sign up at 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

About Intersections

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) ( 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 including:

    --  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

    About LexisNexis

LexisNexis(R) ( 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] (, LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 18,000 employees worldwide.

About ITAC

ITAC, the Identity Theft Assistance Center (, 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. 12/10/2008
CONTACT: Joyce Carcaise of Intersections Inc., +1-703-488-6100
Web Site: (INTX ENL RUK)

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