TEMPE, Ariz., April 4, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A recent report issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) shows that identity theft tops the list of consumer complaints to the federal agency for the 11th consecutive year. The state of Washington ranks 17th nationwide with the most identity theft complaints filed to the FTC, according to its annual Consumer Sentinel Network report. The Spokane C.O.P.S (Community Oriented Policing Services) and LifeLock will host a free one-day training on Monday, April 11 open to chiefs, sheriffs, investigative supervisors, fraud unit investigators, patrol officers and community policing personnel.
The one-day training will provide participants with an in-depth look at the various generations of identity theft as well as information on new scams and the most effective policing and investigative strategies. Law enforcement agents will have the opportunity to see and use the same tools identity thieves are using to advance the crime.
As incidents of identity theft continue across the country, law enforcement officials are being pressured by residents throughout their communities to find a way to curb the crime. LifeLock, Inc., an industry leader in identity theft protection has hosted more than 50 identity theft seminars for law enforcement since October 2008, reaching more than 4,000 law enforcement officials representing more than 1,400 different agencies.
Details for the Identity Theft Summit in Spokane, WA:
- The Spokane summit will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 11 at OXARC, 4003 E. Broadway, Spokane, WA 99202.
In addition to the law enforcement summits, LifeLock aims to further educate consumers on identity theft and empower 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.
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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CONTACT: Cortney Lanik Manager, Educational Programs 480-457-2032 Cortney.Lanik@lifelock.com