ID-protection ads come back to bite pitchman

Jason Morris

Something always bothered me about these commercials, I knew I smelled something fishy! Company CEO, Todd Davis dared consumers to steal his identity. Mr. Davis took this dare a step further, he put his Social Security Number out there for the public to see. It now appears Mr. Davis and his company are being sued in three states because his “lifelock” doesn’t work! To take it a step further, it has been found that Mr. Davis’ identity has been compromised so many times he has over 20 drivers licenses in various states.

I know what you are saying; Why is a background screening company writing about a story like this? Its simple, all the privacy legislation and identity theft news was kicked off a few years ago because of a data breach in our industry. There are now several areas of the FACT Act that require us to help consumers when they are victims of these crimes. Identity theft is a serious matter, consumers are out billions do dollars every year and services like this are not making consumers lives any easier!

The best thing you can do to ensure you are not a victim is check your credit report at least once if not twice yearly. The FTC has some great resources to further protect yourself. If you feel you are a victim, contact your attorney immediately.

ID-protection ads come back to bite pitchman

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Jason Morris

President & Chief Operating Officer at EmployeeScreenIQ
A veteran screening and risk management professional, Jason Morris founded EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and acts as the company’s chief operating officer and president. Morris is a frequent speaker delivering captivating, interactive discussions on background checks, global screening, recruitment and staffing. He educates audiences in best practice initiatives as they relate to organizational employment screening programs. Morris has been quoted in numerous business and industry publications including The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC.com, USA Today, New York Times, among others. He is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona and Nevada.
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  • Interesting article on the Consumer Background Information and ID Protection Companies. I am the author of the book ‘An Invasion of (corporate) Locust’, just released. My book addresses a host of consumer topics and is a consumer definitive reference of critical information and systematic strategies that consumers can implement (on their own) to protect their personal, medical and financial information. As a former 20 I.T. Consultant developing such systems as banking, background, mortgage, insurance, medical records, medical insurance, telephony and more along with being a former Director of Operations of a Consumer Reporting (Background) Company I address the truth about background companies and the quality of consumer data. With years developing court system automation, insurance system automation, consumer data acquisitions and consumer data resells, I provide a ‘first of its kind’ consumer ‘self-help’ non-fiction reference of critical information. Information for high school students to executives.

    One of the topics I address, in this non-fiction 23 chapter book is how consumers can protect their own financial information – for life for as little as $5.00. These ‘corporate locusts’ such as LifeLock who CEO recently had ID Theft and ID Shield are feasting on consumers while capturing, storing, and reselling the most priceless information of all. Please visit my website at http://www.DarleneRMiles.com for more information and thanks for such an article…this issue is much deeper then you know but can be combated by every consumer in America and on their own.

  • Jacque Smith

    I just stumbled onto this article a week ago and have now (2009) purchased the book, An invasion of corporate Locust. I am thankful for the company who addressed the issue on identity theft and for Darlene Miles’ book which provides much more that just key information on identy theft. As a consumer, I rely on companies for real protection we some are not truthful. I never thought about protection of medical records either which Ms Miles addresses. This book has everything any consumer needs to know about protection of personal, financial and medical records including addressing how you can save on your insurance and addresses great principles issues on everyday life. A great book to own. Thank you IQ blog and ms Miles.