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ICFE eNEWS #12-22 - October 22nd 2012

ICFE Supports National Protect Your Identity Week

San Diego, CA -- The nonprofit Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE) has joined the public-private coalition that supports Protect Your Identity Week (PYIW), an initiative of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), the National Sheriffs' Association and the National Association of Triads which is taking place October 20-27, 2012.

This year's theme "ID Theft Protection on the Go" is focusing on how the increasing use of smart phones by consumers presents greater risks for identity theft. Consider the following:

"As a coalition member, the ICFE supports the Protect Your Identity Week message that small steps can result in increased protection against identity theft. A recent online poll conducted through ProtectYourIDNow.org revealed that the majority of consumers, 64 percent, believe they are at risk of identity theft.

ID Theft prevention authorities suggest consumers can use this week to do one of their periodic check-ups to assess their vulnerability to identity theft, and use the resources at the Protect Your Identity Week Web site to identify simple steps to reduce their risk of being a victim of identity theft," A recent online poll revealed that the majority of consumers, 64 percent, believe they are at risk of identity theft.

The PYIW national campaign's Web site - ProtectYourIDNow.org - highlights resources and community events aimed at identity theft protection and education. There will be close to 100 Protect Your Identity Week events across America from October 20-27, many offering free shredding of personal documents, responsible cell phone recycling, workshops, speakers, ID theft protection handouts, and credit report reviews.

The ICFE has developed the nation's only "Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist" - CITRMS® educational and certification testing program. There are about 5,000 individual CITRMS® worldwide. The ICFE also makes available the nation's only "Certified Credit Report Reviewer - CCRR® educational and certification testing program. There are about 3500 individual CCRR® worldwide. Many hold both certifications. For more information please visit ICFE.info.


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Sent by:

Paul Richard
President - Executive Director
Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE)


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