Top Questions That Will Protect Consumers from Identity Theft

BEAVERTON, Ore., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, an increase in the number of security breaches and possible identity theft are predicted for 2008. To protect consumers, the creators of FraudStop(TM), the leading identity theft protection and recovery product, have launched an ID Self-Defense Academy to educate on theft threats.

Rick Kam , president of identity theft protection and personal identity recovery company ID Safeguards, the creators of FraudStop, explains, "Fraudsters are more clever than ever and have created new scams to steal personal information. Because of this, we created a list of questions that everybody should answer. In less than 5 minutes, all consumers can see how vulnerable their identity is to potential theft."

Beyond shredding and locked mailboxes, the questions also cover use of credit cards in restaurants and hotels as well as computer use and medical records. Sample questions include:

The ID Self-Defense Academy is available to members as part of ID Safeguard's subscription services. To review the Self-Defense Checklist that is included in this extensive library of content, visit the company blog at

About ID Safeguards Identity Theft Protection and Recovery Services

ID Safeguards FraudStop(TM) protects families and individuals against the growing and increasingly sophisticated threat of identity theft. Going well beyond conventional monitoring of credit records, FraudStop uses proprietary technology to actively probe more than 1,500 sources of public and private information to safeguard the identities of consumers against fraudsters.

To sign up for FraudStop, visit

About ID Safeguards

ID Safeguards provides identity theft protection services for consumer and corporate customers. Unlike other identity theft service providers that rely solely on credit monitoring, ID Safeguards provides 360-degree identity protection by monitoring more than 1,500 databases to prevent all means of identity theft. The company's team of U.S.-based personal recovery advocates are identity theft experts who have a 100 percent success rate in restoring identities for victims. Based in Beaverton, Ore., ID Safeguards currently protects more than 2.5 million individuals nationwide and has managed data breaches for numerous corporate institutions and government agencies. For more information visit

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