Common Sense Tactics and Vigilance Are Key to Protection from Identity Thieves

CHANTILLY, Va., Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Intersections Inc. (Nasdaq: INTX), a leading provider of consumer and corporate identity theft risk management services that has protected 33 million consumers, today announced the release of its second edition IDENTITY GUARD® eBook, “Double Trouble,” that provides consumers with an in-depth guide to identity theft prevention, including real-world scenarios where identity theft is common.

“Breaches continue to be a regular occurrence, and with that more consumers are exposed to the threats of identity theft.  The best way to address this and any threat is through education, information and proactive vigilance.  That has been a main focus of Intersections for well over a decade.  The IDENTITY GUARD® eBook is a free resource available to consumers interested in learning more about how identity theft occurs and what can be done to proactively protect themselves,” said Steve Schwartz, Intersections’ Executive Vice President of Consumer Services.

“We need to use every opportunity to educate the general public about the potential risks and threats associated with identity theft,” said Neal O’Farrell, the eBook author, and Consumer Security Advisor for Intersections Inc.  ”Consumers need to be aware and vigilant about their risks and how their actions can make them more vulnerable to identity theft.”

As a sequel to the first “Double Trouble,” the second edition of the eBook aims to update consumers on the current threats and methods criminals are using to steal personal information. With the onslaught of social media networks and platforms, consumers are finding themselves caught between a world where sharing personal information online is both necessary and detrimental. In the IDENTITY GUARD® eBook, consumers will learn important tips and tools to safely interact online.

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