DENVER, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ID Watchdog, Inc. (TSX.V: IDW) (OTC: IDWAF), provider of identity monitoring and preservation tools, today announced a new partnership with Tech Live Connect, a service provider offering "TLC" for malware infected or otherwise troubled PCs via an elite remote technical support staff. Users with malware infections and out of date system files suffer impaired computer performance and are at increased risk of identity theft; TLC is able to remove malware, update system files and restore PC performance, while Identity Theft Protection from ID Watchdog provides ongoing service and protection after the service call.
Tech Live Connect and ID Watchdog are dedicated to protecting customers' digital lives both on the PC and beyond. This partnership will offer an added layer of protection to those who are at a higher risk of identity theft.
"Our customers are often individuals who have fallen victim to viruses or have security 'holes' on their PC. Today's viruses and hackers are pursuing profit, often through identity theft," said Brian Cotter, CEO, Tech Live Connect. "This partnership with ID Watchdog allows us to enhance our 'peace of mind' value to our customers, and provide ongoing protection from identity theft after we've removed the virus and nullified any security holes."
As part of the agreement, ID Watchdog's identity monitoring and preservation tools will be offered directly to Tech Live Connect's customers whose devices are infected with viruses, malware or spyware. Once a customer signs up, they will be able to routinely monitor for critical changes in their credit report and personal information with alerts and resolution services provided at no additional cost.
"Identity theft can devastate its victims financially, and victims often face countless hours of frustration attempting to repair the damage on their own," said Michael Greene, CEO, ID Watchdog. "This partnership allows us to protect users at high risk of identity theft, giving them an early warning of potential issues, and an expert staff that can do the heavy lifting to get their identities and their lives back on track."
About Tech Live Connect
As computers, mobile devices and connected communities become more sophisticated, so too does the task, cost and stress of protecting, maintaining, repairing and optimizing them. TLC offers a new model of remote technical support that combines best practices in live agent care with secure, smart, intuitive technology. Whether you need malware (viruses, spyware, etc) removal, mobility management, system or application set up support, or would simply like your PC optimized, TLC has a Live Expert standing by to remotely help you, your family or your business.
Tech Live Connect is headquartered in Glendale, CA. For more information, please contact us at www.TechLiveConnect.com.
About ID Watchdog, Inc.
ID Watchdog and its partners provide consumers with identity monitoring and preservation tools that provide the only real protection against identity theft: active knowledge about your online identity. Using these tools, consumers watch their credit reports and receive warnings about significant changes as first alerts to possible identity theft. ID Watchdog and its partners empower consumers to play a role in defending their online identity by remaining vigilant about changes to and inaccuracies in their credit reports and resolving any issues that do arise with the help of personal information agents.
ID Watchdog, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. All the company's services have been developed with input from industry experts; national consumer advocacy groups; federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; consumer protection agencies; and adhere to guidelines published by the Consumer Federation of America. For more information, please visit www.IDWatchdog.com.
This news release includes certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 which address future events and conditions which are subject to various risks and uncertainties. The actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of numerous factors, some of which may be beyond the Company's control. Although the Company believes that its expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements are disclosed in the company's filings with Canadian regulators at www.sedar.com. ID Watchdog assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements of management beliefs, opinions, projections, or other factors should they change.
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SOURCE ID Watchdog, Inc.