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Identity Theft Road Show to Tour the USA

LifeLock : 18 January, 2010  (Company News)
LifeLock and the FBI have joined forces to bring education for law enforcement departments across the states in Identity Theft Protection
Increased identity theft awareness is important not only for consumers but for law enforcement officials who are working daily to combat the crime and put thieves behind bars. In an effort to further educate law enforcement, LifeLock and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association are sponsoring five upcoming identity theft summits in the New Year. Each month a day-long training summit will be hosted in a different city, providing local and statewide law enforcement officials with the latest information on identity theft trends, new scams, and investigative methods. The host cities include Charleston, South Carolina, Austin, Texas, Lake Charles, Louisiana, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Spokane, Washington.

As part of an ongoing nationwide series of free, interactive training sessions offered through a partnership between LifeLock and FBI-LEEDA, the 2010 summits will help to increase law enforcement's knowledge base on this crime. In 2009 alone, the series reached 12 different cities across the country—from Orlando to Detroit to Los Angeles—with more than 1,243 law enforcement officials from 403 different agencies in attendance.

"I am very proud to have been a recent host of this program," said Chief Glenn Ladd of the North Kansas City Police Department. "Our local personnel who attended all benefitted in some way, picking up on new methods for fighting this insidious crime. I am confident that those of us who deal with identity theft cases regularly will have more success in battling this crime on the front lines."

According to Javelin Strategy & Research's "2009 Identity Fraud Survey Report," identity thieves are working faster to exploit victims. The incidence of thieves using stolen information within a week of thefts has more than doubled from 33 to 71 percent over the past three years, providing more reason for law enforcement to understand the crime better and be provided with the tools necessary for fighting it.

"It is vital that we help law enforcement in any way we can to better understand this crime and learn the most effective techniques for protecting American consumers," said LifeLock CEO Todd Davis. "As we know, identity thieves continue to find elusive ways to prosper off of innocent victims, making the job for law enforcement officials even tougher. With these intensive training summits, officials can become better equipped with solid investigative techniques and best practices to combat identity theft."

Details for the 2010 LifeLock and FBI-LEEDA Identity Theft Summits:

* The Charleston, South Carolina summit will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 21 at Charleston Southern University, 9200 University Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29406.

* The Austin, Texas summit will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2 at the Travis County Sheriff's Office, 5555 Airport Blvd. Austin, TX 78752.

* The Lake Charles, Louisiana summit will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24 at the Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Dr. Lake Charles, LA 70601.

* The Milwaukee, Wisconsin area summit will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2 at the Waukesha County Technical College, 800 Main St. Pewaukee, WI 53072.

* The Spokane, Washington area summit will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28 at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Rd. Airway Heights, WA 99001.
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