LifeLock and FBI-LEEDA Bring Identity Theft Education to Brevard County
Sheriff Wayne Ivey to Host Free Training for Law Enforcement
Tempe, Ariz. February 21st 2013 — According to CBS Miami, federal prosecutors say South Florida remains one of the worst places in the country for identity theft. LifeLock, Inc., an industry leader in proactive identity theft protection, and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA) will provide a free, one-day identity theft summit for local law enforcement officials in Florida. This award-winning educational summit marks the 120th training to be held since October 2008. This milestone training will be hosted by Sheriff Wayne Ivey and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office on February 21. Ivey was instrumental in the development of the LifeLock/FBI-LEEDA law enforcement training program from 2008-2011.
The summit will occur just as the 2012 tax season begins with the IRS issuing an apology to identity theft victims, now scammed taxpayers, regarding the length of time it takes for them to obtain their legitimate refunds back.
"LifeLock's longstanding partnership with FBI-LEEDA provides attendees an in-depth, behind the scenes look at the crime of identity theft. These summits demonstrate the scope of the crime and provide law enforcement with proven investigative techniques," said Todd Davis, LifeLock Chairman and CEO.
The course will provide law enforcement participants with hands-on experience with the various tools being utilized by identity thieves. Participants will hear from law enforcement officials, local prosecutors, as well as experts in the field of peer-to-peer networking.
Details for the Identity Theft Summit in Cocoa, FL:
- The Cocoa summit will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 21 at the University of Florida, Brevard County Agricultural Center, 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa, FL 32926.
The summit is free and open to chiefs, sheriffs, investigative supervisors, fraud unit investigators, patrol officers and community policing personnel. Officials of all experience level in investigating identity theft crimes are encouraged to attend.
In addition to the law enforcement summits, LifeLock aims to further educate consumers on identity theft and empower them to start protecting themselves by hosting numerous free educational presentations around the country. The award-winning LifeLock Speakers Series program provides attendees with a better understanding of the various risks associated with identity theft, current trends in the crime, and the diverse ways identity theft can happen.
LifeLock, Inc. (NYSE:LOCK), is a leading provider of proactive identity theft protection services for consumers and identity risk assessment and fraud protection services for enterprises. 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. In October 2012, Javelin Strategy & Research named LifeLock Ultimate™ a “Best in Class Overall” identity theft protection solution and also named it “Best in Detection”. In March 2012, LifeLock further demonstrated its commitment to combating identity fraud with the purchase of ID Analytics, Inc., a leader in enterprise identity risk management that provides visibility into identity risk and credit worthiness. ID Analytics, Inc. currently operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of LifeLock, Inc.