PALO ALTO, Calif., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Adults ages 50 and over are prime targets for identity theft. Recognizing this growing risk and the need to take action, TrustedID – the nation's most comprehensive identity protection and privacy provider – introduced today a new program designed to educate, empower and protect AARP members. AARP Credit and Identity Theft Protection from TrustedID uniquely meets the needs of AARP members, helping to protect their credit and identities and reduce their risk of identity theft. The service also offers a suite of benefits with exclusive AARP member pricing.
AARP Credit and Identity Theft Protection from TrustedID offers members access to enhanced identity and credit protection for both individuals and families. The service provides proactive protection features, including some not available directly from TrustedID's online product offerings. The offering includes:
- Credit Protection Services providing credit scores and reports from the three major bureaus, along with exclusive monthly credit score tracking
- Identity Monitoring and Protection Services including lost wallet protection, black market Internet monitoring, medical benefits protection, and fraud alert reminder service, as well as exclusive public record monitoring and tax identity protection
- Social Media Protection with social network privacy and reputation monitoring
- Warranty and Restoration offering 24/7 access to On-Call Protection Specialists and a $1 million service warranty
"TrustedID and AARP recognize the important issue of identity theft to Americans ages 50 and over, and the need for comprehensive and affordable protection to help reduce their risk," said Scott Mitic, Chief Executive Officer, TrustedID. "We are pleased to offer this service to address the specific needs of AARP's members. AARP Credit and Identity Theft Protection puts in place immediate and positive safeguards against potential threats."
Last month the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hosted a workshop on Identity Theft of Seniors. FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez introduced the topic by saying "Today we are focusing on one of the most prevalent types of fraud that affect seniors - identity theft…Many seniors spend lifetimes building credit and saving money for their golden years. But the identity thieves steal their hard earned savings or ruin their reputations."
"Identity theft is a growing concern of many older Americans and part of AARP's charge is to help alleviate that worry by providing an active and reliable solution. AARP Credit and Identity Theft Protection from TrustedID does just that by making available important protection for our membership," said John Wider, CEO of AARP Services, Inc., AARP's wholly-owned, taxable subsidiary.
For more information about AARP Credit and Identity Theft Protection from TrustedID, visit www.aarpidprotection.com.
As the nation's most comprehensive identity protection service, TrustedID helps consumers guard their privacy, protect their identity and manage their reputation. TrustedID works on multiple fronts to help empower and protect millions of consumers, providing resources and services to put control and choice back in the hands of the consumer. Founded in 2004, TrustedID is a privately-held company with headquarters in Palo Alto, California. For more information about TrustedID services, visit www.trustedid.com, follow on Twitter and 'like' on Facebook.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Espanol, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity of AARP that is working to win back opportunity for struggling Americans 50+ by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face today: housing, hunger, income and isolation. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.
About AARP Services, Inc.
AARP Services, Inc., founded in 1999, is a wholly-owned taxable subsidiary of AARP. AARP Services manages the provider relationships for and performs quality control oversight of the wide range of products and services that carry the AARP name and are made available by independent providers as benefits to AARP's millions of members. The provider offers currently span health products, financial products, travel and leisure products, and life event services. Specific products include Medicare supplemental insurance; credit cards, auto and home, mobile home and motorcycle insurance, life insurance and annuities; member discounts on rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and lodging; special offers on technology and gifts; pharmacy services; legal services; and long term care insurance. AARP Services also engages in new product development activities for AARP and provides certain consulting services to outside companies.