National Crime Prevention Council and LifeLock “Take a Bite out of Crime” with Law Enforcement Training
McGruff the Crime Dog to Greet Traders on Floor of NYSE
Tempe, Ariz. – (August 15th, 2011) – LifeLock, Inc., the industry leader in identity theft protection, and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA) are presenting an identity theft summit for Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement on Tuesday, August 16th. Hosted by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) the free summit will provide law enforcement officials with actual case information, along with information on various generations of identity theft, new scamming techniques and the most effective investigative strategies. More than 150 law enforcement officials representing more than 50 different agencies are registered to attend the one-day training session. In addition to LifeLock’s identity theft experts, the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) will take part in the event and McGruff the Crime Dog® will make the rounds on the floor of the exchange.
The eight-hour course will provide law enforcement participants with hands-on experience with many of the tools being utilized by identity thieves. They will be able to see new techniques and demonstrations of how thieves are perpetrating this crime. Participants will hear from law enforcement officials and experts in the field of peer-to-peer networking.
“Most of us do not realize how often our everyday actions put us at risk for identity theft,” said Ann M. Harkins, NCPC President and CEO. “As the numbers continue to rise, we are working hard to educate consumers about identity theft with the help of our beloved icon, McGruff the Crime Dog.” Ms. Harkins continued, “Through our partnership with LifeLock we have developed a comprehensive guide called Identity Smart to help consumers understand their vulnerabilities and how to protect themselves. Prevention is the best tool we have to fight identity theft.”
According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the state of New York is ranked eighth in the nation in identity theft complaints filed to the agency in 2010. In addition, the FTC shows the New York metropolitan area has filed over 63,000 identity theft complaints over the last three years (2008-2010).
Details for the All-Day Identity Theft Summit in New York, NY:
- The New York all-day summit will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on August 16th, New York Stock Exchange.
- McGruff the Crime Dog to take floor tour between 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – photo and video opportunities will be available.
- Guests and participants will be escorted in through security check point on Broad Street and Wall Street.
- Press should arrive at the NYSE Security Checkpoint/Tent located at the corner of “Exchange Place and Broad Street”.
The summit is free and open to chiefs, sheriffs, investigative supervisors, fraud unit investigators, patrol officers and community policing and crime prevention personnel. Officials of all experience levels in investigating identity theft crimes are encouraged to attend.
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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 2011 Costumer Service Team of the Year.
About the National Crime Prevention Council
The National Crime Prevention Council is the nonprofit leader in crime prevention. For 30 years, our symbol of safety, McGruff the Crime Dog®, has delivered easy-to-use crime prevention tips that protect what matters most—you, your family, and your community. Law enforcement agencies nationwide rely on our expertise to make an impact on personal safety and crime every day. For more information on how NCPC can be a public safety expert for you or how to “Take A Bite Out of Crime®,” visit www.ncpc.org.