Secretaries of State Join Together to Combat ID Theft - Other News

ADVERTISING DISCLOSURE

ADVERTISING DISCLOSURE:
Credit-Land.com is an independent, advertising-supported web site. Credit-Land.com receives compensation from most credit card issuers whose offers appear on our site. Compensation from our advertising partners impacts how and where their products appear on our site, including, for example, the order in which they may appear within review lists. Credit-Land.com has not reviewed all available credit card offers in the marketplace.

Credit Card Applications » News » Other » Secretaries of State Join Together to Combat ID Theft

Secretaries of State Join Together to Combat ID Theft

Secretaries of State Join Together to Combat ID Theft

Personal identity theft remains a growing problem spread throughout the nation. Multiple government agencies, and most recently the White House, has formed special committees and programs to help combat identity theft fallout.According to the Federal Trade Commission, ID theft was the top consumer complaint in 2010, leading to the organization receiving up to 20,000 calls per week. A new task force is joining together to help combat the identity theft problem for businesses on a state level.

Business Identity Task Force

The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) have joined together to form a 10-member Business Identity Task Force. This particular task force will focus specifically on developing strategies and tools for businesses to prevent identity theft. Once developed, the program will help each state to educate and assist the businesses operating within the state to ward off identity theft, as well as how to deal with and resolve the issue if it arises.

According to Mark Ritchie, who is the Secretary of State for Minnesota,“With the downturn in the economy, the newest victims of identity theft are small and medium-sized businesses, including dormant or inactive companies. As the state officials who oversee business registrations and corporate filings, secretaries of state from across the nation have come together to educate business owners on how they can reduce their chances of falling prey to identity thieves and to explore safeguards for state filing systems”

While the task force is finalizing the program, some specific topics have been already defined. They will include technology used to create and store business documents; security measures for business filing applications and records; and outreach programs and contacts. In addition, state laws for deterring business identity theft may also be on the agenda.

The National Association of Secretaries of State

The NASS is the oldest non-partisan professional organization in the country for public officials. Members of the organization include all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The goal of the organization is to develop public policy and foster cooperation among all states.

Disclaimer: This editorial content is not provided or commissioned by the credit card issuer(s). Opinions expressed here are the author's alone, not those of the credit card issuer(s), and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the credit card issuer(s). Reasonable efforts are made to present accurate information, however all information is presented without warranty. Consult a card's issuing bank for the terms & conditions.
All rates and fees, and other terms and conditions of the products mentioned in this article/post are actual as of the last update date but are subject to change. See the current products' Terms & Conditions on the issuing banks' websites.
Add to Favorites:

Related News:

The New Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Credit Card Coming Soon

Posted: April 23, 2018

Chase and Marriott have joined forces to launch the Marriott Rewards Premier Plus credit card. It will offer cardholders 6x the points when booking stays at Marriott hotels, and double points on all other purchases. It will also offer ... Continue reading
MasterCard and Fred Segal Open Shop on the Strip

Posted: April 20, 2018

MasterCard and Fred Segal have opened Rock ‘n Roll Holy Land on Sunset Strip, an immersive exhibit giving people an insider’s view of the history of the Sunset Strip. The shop also puts a unique digital spin on window shopping using ... Continue reading
New Amex Centurion Lounge Opening in Denver

Posted: April 19, 2018

Are you a regular at Denver International Airport (DEN)? If so, you may want to check out the new Centurion Lounge when it opens next year. It’s stated to be the eleventh lounge in the Centurion line up. Offering airfield views and taking ... Continue reading
Get the latest news, articles and expert advice delivered to your inbox. It's FREE.
We'll match all the Miles you've earned at the end of your first year. For example, if you earn 30,000 Miles, you get 60,000 Miles.
For Excellent, Good Credit
Earn 5% cash back at different places each quarter like gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants, Amazon.com, or wholesale clubs up to the quarterly maximum each time you activate.
For Excellent, Good Credit
Our application is quick and easy with instant pre-qualification available
For Fair / Good Credit
You've successfully subscribed!

Please specify the following:All these fields are optional

Your Credit History
Themes you are interested in:

By providing this information you help us make our news letters more useful and informative. Thank you!