Identity theft is one of the biggest issues facing us today. While we often associate identity theft with credit card or bank fraud, other types are even more concerning, including Social Security, Medical Insurance, Criminal and Child Identity theft. In this fast-pace, technology driven world in which hackers are growing more sophisticated at an alarming rate, preparation is key. ID360°arms its members with the tools and information necessary to minimize their risk.

Although it is impossible to completely prevent identity theft, there are steps individuals can take to significantly reduce their risk of becoming a victim. ID360°’s Identity Lockdown Guide contains a step-by step, systematic approach to securing one’s personally identifiable information. The Guide was created by our CEO, James R. LaPiedra, a former Deputy Inspector and 20-year veteran of the NYPD, who is both a CITRMS (Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist) and a security specialist. Utilizing the Guide, members will learn such things as:

  • The different forms of identity theft, both financial and non-financial
  • How identity thieves obtain and use an individual’s personal information
  • Protecting personal information, including your social security card and the contents of your wallet/purse
  • Opting out of unsolicited (prescreened) credit and insurance offers
  • Detecting identity theft by actively monitoring your credit, including how to request credit reports at no cost and when to make such requests to optimize detection
  • How to request and review consumer specialty reports that include information on:
    • Rental and checking history
    • Insurance underwriting and claims history
    • Driving records
    • Medical records
    • Private and public personal information stored in large data base
  • Placing fraud alerts or credit freezes at little or no cost