Monday, January 18, 2016

News Worth Sharing: #ProtectYourID campaign

'Tis the season to begin working on tax returns. But if you aren't careful enough, it could be the season for having your identity - and your refund stolen. The following news release is about three companies collaborating to create an education campaign to help citizens protect themselves from identity theft.

#ProtectYourID Helps Consumers and Businesses Protect Data and IDs in Tax Season

Liberty Tax, Inc.DocuSign, Inc., and LegalShield -- three champions of world-class customer experiences in which trust, privacy and security play critical roles -- have launched #ProtectYourID, an advocacy campaign aimed at educating consumers and businesses about how they can better protect their data, information and identities this tax season, while also providing steps they can take if their privacy or security have been compromised.

Recognizing the need to engage consumers and businesses, Liberty Tax invited DocuSign and LegalShield to join in communicating practical solutions to thwart identity theft. With #ProtectYourID, Liberty Tax, DocuSign, and LegalShield are leading the charge against fraud by helping consumers and businesses further protect themselves. Experts from each company will offer practical and actionable best practices to secure and protect data, information and identities via educational content and resources available at www.ProtectYourID101.com; blog posts at www.LibertyTax.com and www.docusign.com/blog; through webinars; contributed articles; social media posts; and more.

Identity theft is the top consumer complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The agency reported that it received nearly 1,000 identity theft complaints per day in 2014. Such complaints spurred the FTC to create Tax Identity Awareness Week, happening January 25-29, which provides a perfect complement to #ProtectYourID.

As part of #ProtectYourID, Liberty Tax, DocuSign and LegalShield each will host webinars that offer best practices to consumers and businesses for protecting data, information and IDs. For details, visit www.ProtectYourID101.com to register for webinars.

You can also join the conversation on Twitter (@LibertyTax, @DocuSign, @LegalShield) and Facebook (@LibertyTax, @DocuSign, @LegalShield) by using #ProtectYourID.
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