Agreement Helps Chexys Extend its Efforts to Protect Consumers and Businesses from the Threat of Identity Theft Caused by Check Fraud
Palo Alto, Calif. (PRWEB) – October 2, 2012 – EZShield®, a leader in identity theft management solutions, today announced it has partnered with Chexys, a printer and seller of business and personal checks, to provide check fraud protection services. As a result of this partnership, business owners and consumers that use Chexys can leverage EZShield to reduce their risk of identity theft, which is increasingly being attributed to check fraud.
The 2012 Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) Payments Fraud and Control Survey of more than 5,000 corporate practitioners found that checks were the payment type most vulnerable to fraud attacks. As a result, 85 percent of organizations affected by fraud reported that checks were targeted and 14 percent of organizations that were victims of at least one attempt of check fraud in 2011 suffered a financial loss.
“Check fraud is one of the largest challenges facing financial institutions, businesses and consumers today,” said Dave Puckett, President of Chexys, Inc. “With advancements in technology making it easier for criminals to manipulate checks and deceive innocent victims, we felt the need to expand our service offerings to ensure the safety and security of our customers’ financial information. As the recognized leader in check fraud protection, EZShield was the obvious choice to partner with in order to help our check users protect themselves from becoming victims of this growing crime.”
Chexys customers will have the option to purchase to EZShield’s Check Fraud Protection services for small business owners and consumers, including:
- EZShield Check Fraud Protection Program®
- Preventative Measures — An online resource that provides up-to-date information on the latest in identity theft trends, as well as best practices for preventing check and identity fraud.
- Resolution Specialists — EZShield offers the industry’s best resolution specialists who provide expert support in the event of check fraud.
- Check Restoration — EZShield’s resolution specialists can perform assisted or fully-managed restoration services on behalf of check fraud victims and coordinate with their applicable bank or financial institution.
“Few may realize that check fraud has been on the rise year over year and it also threatens both consumers and businesses,” said Dale Dabbs, CEO, EZShield. “Because of this, consumers and businesses alike should take precautionary steps to protect themselves. We applaud forward thinking companies like Chexys for recognizing this issue and offering services that protect their most important assets – their customers.”
EZShield provides identity management solutions to consumers and small businesses through its network of strategic partners. EZShield’s offerings deliver a full spectrum of identity management services, including data breach preparedness and response, internet and credit monitoring, protection from check and mail fraud, and identity restoration. This full-range of security functionality, offered on a flexible platform and backed by best-in-class service, enables EZShield’s partners to quickly and efficiently bring to market an integrated solution that is tailored to the unique needs of its customers. For more information, please visit www.ezshield.com.
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