TEMPE, Ariz., April 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The February 2012 Federal Trade Commission Consumer Sentinel Network Report showed government document or benefits fraud to be the number one complaint filed by victims in Idaho, followed by phone or utilities fraud and employment-related fraud. According to the report, identity theft topped the list of consumer complaints filed with the agency in 2011 for the 12th consecutive year. As the numbers rise, so does the need for information on how to combat this troubling crime.
In an effort to learn more about identity theft, Chief Michael Masterson and the Boise Police Department will host a free identity theft summit presented by the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA) and LifeLock, Inc., an industry leader in proactive identity theft protection. Since 2008 the summits have reached over 6,000 law enforcement representing over 2,000 different agencies.
Law enforcement individuals from all levels are invited to attend this free identity theft summit which will provide information on the technological resources available to assist in identity theft investigations, in-depth instruction on investigative strategies, and hands-on learning.
Details for the Identity Theft Summit in Boise, ID:
The Boise summit will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24th at City Hall West, Sawtooth Auditorium, 333 N. Mark Stall Place, Boise, ID 83704.
"We have all witnessed in the media that identity theft and cybercrime are becoming more and more prevalent," said LifeLock Chairman and CEO Todd Davis. "With the continued intelligence that criminals are gaining to get their hands on personal information, it is imperative that law enforcement officials have the most complete understanding and knowledge of identity theft, in order to help combat it. We are proud to present our summit in the State of Idaho for the very first time, with hopes of many more to come."
As a leader in identity theft protection, LifeLock understands the importance of educating consumers. In coordination with the summits for law enforcement, LifeLock also provides free education to consumers nationwide. To learn more about LifeLock's educational initiatives or to schedule a free presentation, visit LifeLock.com.
LifeLock, Inc. is an industry leader in identity theft protection. Since 2005, LifeLock has been relentlessly protecting identities by providing consumers with the tools and confidence they need to help protect themselves from identity theft and manage their credit. The company has a strong focus on educating consumers and working with law enforcement and elected officials to better understand the increasing threats of identity theft. A multiple award-winning organization for two consecutive years, LifeLock has been recognized by Inc. magazine on their annual list of top 500 fastest growing privately held businesses in the United States and by the American Business Awards as having the 2011 Customer Service Team of the Year. In August 2011, Javelin Strategy & Research named LifeLock Command Center and Credit Score Manager as "Best in Prevention" in their annual Identity Protection Vendor Report.
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