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EZShield + IdentityForce Provide Holiday Shopping Tips to Protect Consumers Against Identity Theft

November 1, 2018

BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 1, 2018--EZShield + IdentityForce, issued five tips today to help consumers protect themselves from identity theft during the holiday shopping season. These tips can help safeguard consumers whether they are purchasing gifts on mobile phones, keeping their children’s identity safe, or returning items.

“This year the number of breaches have been at an all-time high and we expect that identity thieves will continue to be active, if not more so, during the holidays,” said Rich Scott, Chief Commercial Officer of EZShield + IdentityForce. “These are tips for consumers that can easily be put into action to protect themselves from a variety of scams. This is the season for enjoying time with your family and friends – not a time to feel the sting of identity theft.”

Mobile phones are expected to be a major source of purchases for holiday shopping. The percentage of online consumers who will use their smartphones to shop will grow to 16 percent this year from 12 percent in 2017, according to  PwC’s annual survey. It may be fast and easy, but protecting your financial and personal information should be a top priority. Here are five tips for consumers to protect themselves:

About EZShield

EZShield helps trusted partners protect their most valuable asset – their customer relationships — through secure, digital identity protection and resolution services that enhance the value of existing products. The company is consistently recognized by Javelin as a leader in Identity Protection. Owned by the Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C., EZShield supports thousands of financial institutions through its award-winning solutions, delivered on a secure, flexible platform that is backed by best-in-class customer support. Follow EZShield on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook, engage with us on LinkedIn, and join us on Google+. Learn more at www.ezshield.com.

About IdentityForce

In August 2018, IdentityForce was acquired by EZShield, a portfolio company of The Wicks Group (“Wicks”) and the leader in digital identity protection and resolution. For 40 years, IdentityForce, Inc. has provided best-in-class, highly scalable, award-winning identity theft, privacy and credit protection solutions to consumers, businesses, and government agencies. With IdentityForce, members benefit from the most robust and award-winning identity protection, going as deep as Dark Web monitoring to keep personal information safe. The U.S. government awarded IdentityForce in 2015 elite Tier One status as an approved provider of identity protection services for data breaches affecting over 21.5 million people. Follow IdentityForce on  Twitter, become a fan on  Facebook, engage with us on  LinkedIn, and join us on  Google+. Learn more at  www.identityforce.com.

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CONTACT: EZShield + IdentityForce

Maria Miller or Justine Schneider

ezshieldidentityforce@moxiemettle.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MARYLAND

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: WOMEN ENTERTAINMENT ELECTRONIC GAMES TECHNOLOGY CONSUMER ELECTRONICS ONLINE RETAIL INTERNET SECURITY MOBILE/WIRELESS CHILDREN PARENTING TEENS RETAIL MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT ONLINE CONSUMER FAMILY MEN

SOURCE: IdentityForce

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