TEMPE, Ariz., April 19, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Identity theft has topped the list of consumer complaints to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for the 11th consecutive year, according to the agency's annual Consumer Sentinel Network report. In support of local law enforcement and continued consumer education, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has declared the week of April 24 as "Identity Theft Awareness Week."
During this week, law enforcement officials from throughout Minnesota will have the opportunity to attend a free identity theft summit on Tuesday, April 26 hosted by the ITT Technical Institute. The Governor 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.
The award winning Identity Theft Summit, presented by the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association ( FBI-LEEDA ) and LifeLock, Inc. will provide law enforcement officials with the latest information on identity theft trends, new techniques and investigative methods to better work cases. 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 more than 4,000 law enforcement officials representing more than 1,300 different agencies.
"It's become very evident that LifeLock and FBI-LEEDA have created one of the more unique partnerships that have ever aided law enforcement," said Chief Don Dixon of the Lake Charles Police Department. "In a time when there is an overwhelming need for low-cost training for law enforcement, LifeLock providing these free seminars is going above and beyond in my book. My department spends a great deal of time on identity theft and I know the information provided in this unique day-long training session will be put to good use."
Details for the Identity Theft Summit in Eden Prairie, MN:
- The Eden Prairie summit will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26 at the ITT Technical Institute, 8911 Columbine Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55347.
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