updated 5/11/2011 9:46:07 AM ET 2011-05-11T13:46:07

TEMPE, Ariz., May 11, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hermes Creative Awards has announced the LifeLock, the industry leader in identity theft protection, has won a Gold Award for the LifeLock Speakers Series: Free Identity Theft Education for Consumers. Hermes Creative Awards recognizes outstanding work in the industry while promoting the philanthropic nature of marketing and communication professionals.

LifeLock has a strong focus on educating consumers on identity theft and empowering them to start protecting themselves from one of the nation's fastest growing crimes by hosting numerous free educational presentations around the country. The LifeLock Speakers Series program provides attendees with a better understanding of the various risks associated with identity theft, current trends of the crime, and the diverse ways identity theft can happen. In 2010, LifeLock executed more than 100 free Speakers Series events reaching more than 5,300 consumers across the United States.

"With so many messages in the marketplace surrounding identity theft, we feel it's our duty to provide consumers with the most current threats of identity theft and to provide them with all of the working solutions available to help them combat this crime," said LifeLock Chairman and CEO Todd Davis. "No one in our industry can compare with this free program or the education it has provided to businesses, civic organizations, universities, church groups and neighborhood watch groups."  

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its annual Consumer Sentinel Network report in March 2011 and for the 11th consecutive year identity theft has topped the list of consumer complaints.

Last month, LifeLock, was recognized as a 2011 Communitas Award winner for Leadership in Community Service and Corporate Social Responsibility for LifeLock's free Speakers Series events. Communitas Awards recognizes exceptional businesses, organizations and individuals that are unselfishly giving of themselves and their resources, and those that are changing how they do business to benefit their communities.

Hermes Creative Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). As part of its mission, AMCP fosters and supports the efforts of creative professionals who contribute their unique talents to public service and charitable organizations. For a complete list of the 2011 Hermes Creative Awards winners, visit http://www.hermesawards.com .

Contact:
Cortney Lanik
Media Relations Manager
480-457-2032
Cortney.Lanik@lifelock.com

About LifeLock

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, LifeLock has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as the eighth fastest growing private company (2010), by Arizona Corporate Excellence as Arizona's Fastest Growing Company, and by the American Business Awards as having the Best New Product or Service of the Year for the LifeLock Identity Alert® system.

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