updated 2/15/2011 8:16:38 AM ET 2011-02-15T13:16:38

TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In support of local law enforcement and continued consumer education, Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio has declared the week of February 20 as "Identity Theft Awareness Week."  According to a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) report, in 2009 Florida ranked No. 1 nationally in identity theft and during this week, law enforcement officials from the region will have the opportunity to attend an identity theft summit on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 hosted by the Hillsborough Community College Criminal Justice Institute.

LifeLock, Inc., the industry leader in proactive identity theft protection and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA) are sponsoring the award-winning identity theft summit  and will provide attendees with the latest information on identity theft trends, new techniques, and investigative methods.

Details for the Identity Theft Summit in Tampa, FL:

  • The Tampa summit will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22 at the Hillsborough Community College Public Service Technology Building, 2002 N. 17th Street, Tampa, FL, 33605.

This summit will mark the fourth presentation for law enforcement in Florida since November 2009. Previous courses have been held in Naples, Orlando and Clearwater Beach.

As part of an ongoing nationwide series of free, interactive training sessions offered through a partnership between LifeLock and FBI-LEEDA, the summit has increased law enforcement's knowledge base on this crime. Since October 2008, the series has reached 35 different cities across the country and educated more than 3,200 law enforcement officials from more than 1,100 different agencies.

About LifeLock

LifeLock, Inc. ( www.lifelock.com ) is an industry leader in proactive identity theft protection. Since 2005, LifeLock has been providing consumers with the tools and confidence they need to help protect themselves from identity theft. 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, LifeLock has been recognized by AlwaysOn to the Top Global Company 250 list, by Arizona Corporate Excellence as Arizona's Fastest Growing Company, and most recently by the American Business Awards as having the Best New Product or Service of the Year for the LifeLock Identity Alert™ system.

CONTACT: Cortney Lanik
         Manager, Educational Programs
         480-457-2032
         Cortney.Lanik@lifelock.com

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