TEMPE, Ariz., March 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Florida residents are especially vulnerable to identity theft according to a recent report issued by the Federal Trade Commission in their annual Consumer Sentinel Network report. The most recent report shows that the state of Florida ranks first in the nation for most complaints of identity theft per capita.
In support of local law enforcement and continued consumer education, Daytona Beach Mayor Glenn Ritchey has declared the week of March 20 as "Identity Theft Awareness Week." During this week, law enforcement officials from throughout Florida will have the opportunity to attend a free identity theft summit on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 hosted by the Daytona State College School of Emergency Services. The mayor is also calling for consumers to take time to educate themselves about the crime of identity theft and the various tools and techniques available to help protect their personally identifiable information.
LifeLock, Inc., an 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 Daytona, FL:
- The Daytona summit will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22 at the Daytona State College School of Emergency Services, Volusia County Sheriff's Office Training Building,3901 Tiger Bay Rd., Daytona Beach, FL 32124.
This summit will mark the sixth presentation for law enforcement in Florida since November 2009. Previous courses have been held in Naples, Orlando, Clearwater Beach, Tampa and Miami.
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 37 different cities across the country and educated more than 3,500 law enforcement officials from more than 1,200 different agencies.
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LifeLock, Inc. is an industry leader in proactive 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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