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The Identity Theft Council wins the prestigious SC Magazine Editor’s Choice Award for 2011

by Neal O'Farrell on February 17th, 2011

The Identity Theft Council (ITC), the fastest-growing, community-based identity theft victim support and education initiative, today announced it has been chosen as Editor’s Choice within the Professional Awards of the 2011 SC Awards U.S.

The award, recognizing the Identity Theft Council’s outstanding achievement in helping victims of identity theft, was announced on February 15, 2011 at the SC Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the annual RSA Conference in San Francisco. With 31 subcategories and three major award themes – Reader Trust, Excellence and Professional – the 2011 SC Awards U.S. serves as both a benchmark and a validation for those security professionals and companies dedicated to combating today’s evolving threat landscape.

“Identity theft is a complex crime that most consumers are not equipped to battle alone, and unfortunately, most identity theft cases end up at the bottom of the stack of police reports as more urgent local crimes take precedence,” said Neal O’Farrell, founder and executive director of the ITC. “We launched the ITC with the help of our co-founder, Intersections Inc., to provide identity theft victims with a local support network they can turn to for help in recovering from this often devastating crime and to provide ongoing identity theft education. We are proud to be recognized by SC Magazine with this award and that our effort to generate awareness of identity theft among consumers has not gone unnoticed.”

The Identity Theft Council was founded by Neal O’Farrell in 2010 as a community-based initiative that takes a grassroots approach to bring awareness and resolution to identity fraud crimes. The ITC’s identity theft resolution counselors are local volunteers that are specifically trained to assist identity theft victims in their community.

Through the ITC’s peer-to-peer education programs, it is helping tackle the problem of identity theft at every level – in the schools with its Junior Counselors program, with seniors through its partnership with the Elder Financial Protection Network (EFPN), and in the community as a whole. Read the full story.