Thursday, March 30, 2006

Free service established to fight identity theft

Barton Eckert, Washington Business Journal

With financial organizations, including banks and credit card companies, looking for ways to fight the growing problem of identity theft, Intersections and the Identity Theft Assistance Corp. have inked a four-year agreement to provide operational and consumer services to a not-for-profit financial services consortium that provides free service to identity theft victims

Chantilly-based Intersections (NASDAQ:INTX) will operate the Identity Theft Assistance Center, which is owned and operated by financial services companies. It will provide free victims assistance to customers of its member companies.

At some point we are going to have to block the ubiquitous use of our social security numbers which is the driver of identity theft.

1 comment:

The Credit Resource said...

I'm pushing for a separation of the use of SSNs for both identification and use for licensing and credit obtaining.