Virginia Police Law Enforcement to Tackle Identity Theft Issues
TEMPE, Ariz., May 31, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — The internet has changed the way we learn, shop, socialize and do business, but it is also another avenue for crooks.
According to a May report from The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) in 2011 the Center saw a 3.4 percent increase in complaints over the year prior, and the reported dollar loss was $485 million. Virginians lost more than $11 million to internet scams in 2011, and ranked 6th in terms of total losses compared to all other states.
To help combat scams and identity theft in the community, Sheriff E. Hargis and the Portsmouth Police Department will be hosting a free, one-day identity theft summit presented by the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA) and LifeLock, Inc., an industry leader in proactive identity theft protection.
The all-day training event is scheduled for Thursday, June 7th to be held at the Portsmouth Police Department Training Unit and marks the 98th law enforcement training presented by LifeLock since October 2008. The award-winning summit will provide attendees with new investigative methods and the latest information on identity theft trends. Additionally, the training will provide participants with hands-on experience with tools and methods currently being used to investigate and prosecute identity theft crimes. The Portsmouth training marks the seventh identity theft training summit presented by LifeLock in the state of Virginia.
The four-year old law enforcement education program presented by LifeLock and FBI-LEEDA is up for three awards at the 10th Annual American Business Awards including Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year. For additional recommendations on how to protect your personal information or to learn more about identity theft, visit LifeLock on Facebook or follow LifeLock on Twitter using @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 help 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(R) system.
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