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December 13, 2012
ITAC, the Identity Theft Assistance Center, issues its outlook for 2013 

ITAC today issued its ITAC Outlook for 2013. Members of the nonprofit ITAC include many of the country’s largest financial services companies. They offer ITAC Victim Assistance® as a free service for their customers.
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December 4, 2012
ITAC Announces Results of Child Identity Fraud Report
Javelin Strategy & Research survey offers new insight into crime

ITAC, the Identity Theft Assistance Center, today announced the findings of the 2012 Child Identity Fraud Survey, conducted by Javelin Strategy & Research and sponsored by ITAC. The survey found that one in 40 households with children under age 18 had at least one child whose personal information was compromised by identity criminals.
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November 15, 2012
STOP. THINK. CONNECT: Use security measures during the holiday season.
Top tips from ITAC for safe online shopping.
ITAC, the Identity Theft Assistance Center, published tips on how consumers can stay safe while shopping online this holiday season. Read more...

October 11, 2012
Use strong passwords to fight identity theft: Tips from the Identity Theft Assistance Center and BITS
ITAC, the Identity Theft Assistance Center, and BITS published tips on how consumers can reduce the risk of fraud and identity theft by using stronger passwords. Read more...

August 16, 2012
Educate students about protecting personal information: Tips from the Identity Theft Assistance Center
College students often engage in behavior that put them at higher risk of identity theft. ITAC, the Identity Theft Assistance Center, reminds parents to talk to their kids about protecting their personal information – both online and in the real world. Read more...

July 16, 2012
ITAC testifies on the role of credit reporting and identity theft at consumer financial protection bureau hearing
ITAC, testified today that it has helped more than 110,000 consumers recover from identity theft, including 2850 consumers from Michigan, at a field hearing on credit reporting held by the Consumer Financial Protection Board (CPFB). ITAC uses credit reports as part of recovery process. Read more...

April 26, 2012
ITAC, the Identity Theft Assistance Center, elected two new members to its Board of Directors
at its annual meeting on March 7
Joan Pappas, Senior Vice President and Policy Strategist for Global Fraud and Claims, Bank of America. Neal Dittersdorf, Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President at Intersections Inc. Read more...

April 24, 2012
Bank of the West’s Expert Panel Will Discuss Trends and Perspectives on Identity Theft
Bank of the West is presenting a regional panel of financial services experts who will discuss identity theft awareness, prevention and recovery as part of the bank’s public education efforts. Read more...

March 9, 2012
ITAC, the Identity Theft Assistance Center , helps 100,000th consumer recover from identity theft
ITAC today announced that it helped its 100,000th consumer recover from identity theft using the free ITAC Victim Assistance service, calling it a milestone in consumer protection. Read more...

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