While speaking last week with Al Pascual, SVP and Head of Fraud & Security at Javelin Strategy & Research, in a joint briefing with Steve Bearak, IdentityForce’s CEO, the words “big news” kept circulating throughout the discussion. And I couldn’t be more excited to officially share today’s BIG news, along with my thoughts on what EZShield’s acquisition of IdentityForce means for our customers, partners, and our most valued asset — our employees. Continue reading
In this technology-first world, it’s crucial that your Identity Protection services are both secure and easily accessible. Since 2013, the number of victims affected by identity crimes have more than doubled. This equates to one victim every second, making accessible identity protection services even more important. Continue reading
Trust (n.): a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.
It’s a familiar concept that’s often underestimated. Trust is a catalyst for change and the foundation for strong relationships. It guides us in our daily lives, but most importantly, it dictates who we ask for help. Continue reading
The Pew Research Center reports 64 percent of Americans have been victims of at least one data breach.
A data breach occurs when personal or financial information is unlawfully viewed, stolen or used. Exposure can stem from malicious sources, like hacking and theft, or can be seemingly innocent in nature, such as an employee improperly disposing of sensitive files. Continue reading
How do you begin your search for the right business partner, and what do you use to evaluate whether or not the prospect will meet your needs?
This isn’t as difficult of a task as it may seem. Just find out what your prospective partners are made of. They should be transparent enough that you can do that with ease. Continue reading
In the first six months of 2016, the number of U.S. data breaches soared to over 630 — a rate that puts breaches on pace to overtake last year’s count. Data breaches alone in 2015 resulted in over 169 million stolen records. This impact leads to rampant fraud and identity theft and leaves millions of consumers in dire need of help. That’s where the right identity protection provider comes into play.
An identity protection provider shouldn’t just offer a speedy solution, but one that fits the particular needs of victims. The ever growing problem of information exposure calls for services that deliver a comprehensive approach to resolve identity crime threats.
To help organizations determine how to meet those demands, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and its Identity Theft Service Best Practices Working Group have developed a valuable checklist that helps organizations uncover issues that could stem from a data breach incident. Following these guidelines can help maintain best practices and assist you in choosing the best identity protection provider for your specific needs.
Ready to discover the best identity protection provider so that you can secure the data of your consumer and small business customers? Read the CFA press release “Rising Number of Data Breaches Increases Threat of Identity Fraud” for critical identity protection insight.
CFA 2016 Checklist
PDF version: 7-questions-when-considering-identity-theft-services
As kids, we’re given many nuggets of wisdom. One that continues to ring true throughout our lives is that it’s what’s inside that counts.
Follow this same sound advice when selecting reputable identity protection for your customers to ensure the greatest satisfaction and success of your program.
A recent study found that 34 percent of consumers would either discontinue business or give less business to a company where their information had been compromised.
Similar to test driving a car, you should experience identity protection services firsthand. Delve into how it works inside and out to gain valuable insight to what you and your customers can expect.
We invite you to peel back the layers to see how we secure, monitor and restore customers’ identities. We want to reveal to you the inner workings of what makes our service so effective.
You’ll find our Online Identity Vault™, which offers your customers encrypted data storage, password management and a vital mechanism to monitor their stored information. You will also discover a highly-trained team of professionals dedicated to delivering comprehensive and reputable identity protection solutions around the clock.
While you’re getting acquainted with the service benefits, it’s important to keep in mind that your customers have lots of choices. Providing them with our identity protection gives them another great reason to choose you. It’s a matter of strengthening your competitive advantage in the marketplace, which our ID Restoration Pro service does with ease.
EZShield is the key differentiator that will add meaningful value for your customers and a new revenue stream for your organization.
Kick the tires!
When you’re the recipient of an award, it’s exciting and motivational. If you’re an award-winning business, you celebrate the accomplishment as a team and appreciate being acknowledged for the tremendous collaborative effort. All in all, it’s a very meaningful experience for everyone involved. This is most certainly the case for EZShield with our recent and third consecutive win as Best Overall Identity Protection Leader from Javelin Strategy & Research.
Celebrations aside, what does this award mean for you — an entity in the market for identity protection service?
It means that by partnering with us, you have a reputable, valuable and convenient service at your disposable to secure, monitor and restore your customers’ identities.
You can rely on our strong reputation as an identity protection provider. We have, and continue to deliver industry-leading, high-value solutions for a multitude of identity crimes targeting consumers and small businesses. We have grown from a single strong check fraud protection service to a comprehensive identity protection provider receiving top rankings in prevention, detection and resolution. This enables our partners to help protect their customers’ identities with this same reliable and reputable service.
Delivering what consumers and small businesses need and want drives value. They want low cost service, which we package just for you. They need service that’s always on and ready to tackle identity crimes as they occur. That’s why we’re available 24/7. Our U.S.-based certified Resolution Specialists provide one-on-one dedicated care in the event of fraud or identity theft, even working on behalf of the customer if desired.
While your customers are appreciating this outstanding assistance, you’ll value the added revenue stream and customer retention that our service generates.
Our convenience to partners begins with seamless program implementation and customer integration that continues through comprehensive service delivery and regular communications. We follow stringent methods to collect, store and dispose of data, using triple-layer encryption to ensure the highest level of security.
For our partners’ customers, our convenience hinges on our 24/7 customer support. Additionally, we offer our mobile app DashAccess for on-the-go account access and visibility. Timely tips, vital alerts and monthly educational content combine to deliver the ultimate in accessibility and confidence.
Now that you’re aware of the benefits that EZShield has to offer, are you ready to enjoy the rewards? Schedule a demo to experience the award-winning service you can extend to your customers.
Staying on top of consumer and small business fraud risks is critical to the security and success of your financial institution. Hand-in-hand with being attuned to identity crimes, you must be able to help customers protect against them. This keeps you compliant with industry regulations and fulfills your customers’ expectations.
So how do you ensure such a positive outcome for you and your customers?
View our latest webinar Strategies to Protect Banking Customers from Emerging Fraud Schemes, which I recently presented with fraud expert Al Pascual of Javelin Strategy & Research.
Our discussion delves into new findings surrounding current and evolving fraud threats, how customers view your role in their protection and how you can strengthen customer relationships while growing your revenue with industry-leading identity protection.