LifeLock, a leading provider in identity theft protection services recently partnered with the Federal Bureau of Investigation Law Enforcement Executive Development Association to organize and sponsor an all-day summit focusing on identity theft education for law enforcement officials in Southeastern Texas. The summit is an award-winning presentation by LifeLock and FBI-LEEDA.
The LifeLock and FBI-LEEDA summit which is hosted by the Galveston County Sheriff’s office is open to local law enforcement workers as well as law enforcement officials across the state of Texas. According to recent statistics that reflect the complaints registered with the Federal Trade Commission regarding identity theft, Texas represented the highest percentage of complaints which was more than 28,000 last year. The identity theft claims include employment identity theft as number one, and then credit card fraud and utilities fraud. The employment related identity theft is tied to the nation’s borders in which US consumers are having their identity stolen by people working illegally in the US.
Free Identity Theft Training Sessions Nationwide
The identity theft summit will expand beyond the Texas region during the course of the next year to include a nationwide series of free interactive training sessions that are offered as the result of the partnership between LifeLock and FBI-LEEDA. The series of summits is an effort to increase awareness and improve the knowledge for law enforcement workers on the different tactics criminals use for identity theft and how to prevent it.
LifeLock and FBI-LEEDA have been successful with offering the identity theft training summit in 35 cities across the United States within the last two years. The trainings have reached more than 3000 law enforcement workers from over 900 different units. LifeLock and FBI-LEEDA make the summits available free of charge to law enforcement personnel including patrol officers, police chiefs, fraud unit investigators, sheriffs, investigators, and other law enforcement officials.
LifeLock’s Aims to Educate the Consumer
In addition to educating law enforcement on identity theft LifeLock has taken a proactive approach by providing education to the consumer. During the coming year LifeLock will be providing free trainings nationwide to educate consumers on the practices of identity theft to help them learn how to protect themselves against a rapidly growing crime. The trainings are known as the LifeLock Speakers Series and offer the consumer an in depth training on current trends in identity theft crimes, some of the risks that are related to identity theft, and the different methods that criminals use to steal your identity.
During 2010 LifeLock was successful in reaching more than 55,000 consumers to educate them on identity theft with presentations to more than 100 different organizations from the east to west coast of the United States.
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