BOONTON, N.J., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldwide Benefit Services, LLC (WBS), the creator of the ID Theft Assist(SM) program, is proud to be part of the Consumer Federation of America's (CFA) working group that designed the Best Practices for Identity Theft Services, released this morning in Washington, DC. WBS furthermore is committed to following these guidelines 100%.
"Worldwide Benefit Services was proud to contribute towards creating a level of consumer standards for our industry," said Chris Ward, Principal of Worldwide Benefit Services. "We believe that in providing our product, ID Theft Assist, we have always and will continue to fully live up to the principles announced today. We hope others will follow suit."
Those involved in the project noted that in addition to providing guidance to the industry, the standards will help consumers understand what identity theft services offer and look for those that follow good practices. The CFA plans to follow up in six months with the companies, like WBS, that pledge to follow the standards, and will encourage other providers to do so.
WBS welcomes all to examine the best practices suggested by the CFA working group, especially consumers who are making a decision to purchase identity theft services. The document can be found at http://www.consumerfed.org/idtheft/CFA-Best-Practices-Id-Theft-Services.pdf.
About Worldwide Benefit Services:
Worldwide Benefit Services (WBS) was established in 1999 by three experienced insurance executives as a company that specializes in creating and wholesaling non-insurance service products. After building the company by placing travel assistance programs with insurance carriers, in 2004, WBS created ID Theft Assist, an industry-leading comprehensive restoration service for identity theft victims. Working both directly within the marketplace and with contracted WBS agents, WBS has gathered the compelling interest and the business in a variety of markets and specializes in working with insurance carriers and employee benefit firms to provide creative benefit packages.
About ID Theft Assist:
ID Theft Assist was launched in January of 2004 and with its operational partners provides peace-of-mind for ID Theft for over 12 million individuals across the country. The 24/7 emergency assistance center is headquartered in the offices of Europ Assistance USA in Bethesda, MD. Europ Assistance USA has been in operation since 1982 in the United States. Its office has not closed for one single day since.
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