Identity Theft continues to be a hot topic on consumers’ minds, according to a recent study from Trustlook Mobile Security, an innovator in next-generation mobile security solutions. The study, based on 438 responses to a survey sent to Trustlook’s user base in March 2016, revealed that a whopping 21 percent of the company’s user base has been victimized by identity theft.
Trustlook’s free identity check feature, named ID Check, was built in response to the increasing number of data breaches across the corporate world. These data breaches typically lead to full-fledged identity theft. According to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, over 900 individual data breaches by US companies and government agencies have occurred since January 2005, which together have involved over 200 million total records containing sensitive personal information.
With ID Check, Trustlook users know whether they have been a victim of any past data breaches, and are alerted if they are involved in future breaches. The feature is easily accessible from within the Trustlook Mobile Security application. Once one runs the ID Check feature, our secure servers constantly monitor the data breaches happening here at home and all over the globe to keep any vulnerabilities at bay. By referencing both international and local threats, Trustlook offers industry leading coverage with detection in mere minutes.
Trustlook’s ID Check feature comes at a perfect time and fills a growing need in the market. According to its study, 73 percent of users have never used a tool to monitor their identity, and 49 percent are not even aware that such identity-monitoring tools exist. With more retail and consumer-based companies becoming victims of hackers and phishing software, using Trustlook’s app as the frontrunner in mobile security could save a lot of heartache and headaches.
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