(SARASOTA, Fla. – June 2, 2008 – One You Security) Robert Siciliano, an identity theft protection expert and chief security analyst for One You Security, LLC, is scheduled to appear on FOX News Network’s “Morning Show with Mike and Juliet” on Wednesday, June 4. Siciliano will explain the importance of making consumers’ Social Security numbers useless to thieves who try to use the numbers in order to steal financial identities.
“The scope of identity theft is overwhelming,” said Siciliano. “Furthermore, identity theft often takes place in the background, unseen until much too late. Consumers can benefit from a service that monitors that background for them and incapacitates thieves’ ability to use stolen Social Security numbers to steal financial identities.”
Chief security analyst for One You Security and a member of the Bank Fraud & IT Security Report‘s editorial board, Siciliano leads Fortune 500 companies and their clients through consumer education workshops that explore security solutions for business and individuals. A longtime identity theft protection speaker, he has discussed data security and consumer protection on CNBC, on NBC’s “Today Show,” FOX News Network, and elsewhere.
Siciliano’s participation on “Mike and Juliet” is scheduled to coincide with the appearance of James Jackson, known to many as the “father of identity theft.” Having recently completed an eight-year sentence for crimes related to identity theft, Jackson claims to have compromised the personal data not only of Hollywood luminaries such as Steven Spielberg, David Letterman and others, but also of numerous former c-level executives at some of the most recognizable global corporations.
The website for “Mike and Juliet” lists broadcast times and television stations that carry the show. On air, Siciliano will explain how identity theft manifests in many forms and for many reasons:
- For instance, around 17,000 military employees’ Social Security numbers fell prey to a contractor who allegedly sold the information to thieves after “exceeding authorized access to a computer,” according to U.S. Department of Justice indictments reported by PC World on May 2.
- Also on May 2, KUSA TV’s “9 News” in Colorado aired a segment that illustrated links between drug trafficking and identity theft. Police there broke up an identity theft ring whose very purpose was to financially support the criminals’ addiction to methamphetamine, the news report revealed.
“Additionally, an underreported type of identity theft involves criminals who take advantage of their own names’ similarity to others’,” said Siciliano. “For instance, an enterprising criminal with a common surname will attempt to utilize this fact to steal the identity of someone else who not only has the same last name, but first name, too.”
“In the end, a great deal of the identity theft affecting consumers is related to their financial identities and spurred on by the theft of Social Security numbers,” said Chris Harris, president and CEO of One You Security. “One You helps to render the Social Security number a useless piece of information for the thief by providing the consumer with proactive protection measures designed to stop financial identity theft before it happens.”
One You Security wraps a security system around the consumer’s identity, shielding it from thieves and greatly reducing wrongdoers’ lines of attack. The firm backs up its offering with a 100 percent service guarantee. Subscribers to One You Security also benefit from identity theft education material such as newsletters and special alerts (including video) from Siciliano himself, all designed to help them avoid scams and practices that make the identity thief’s job easy and to inform them of the latest data breaches.
The video below is a previous episode of “The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet,” Siciliano explained how criminals use identifying information illegally to make purchases with law-abiding consumers’ credit cards. Those wishing to learn how to protect themselves against identity theft may view additional video of Siciliano at VideoJug.
About One You Security, LLC
Sarasota, Fla.-based One You Security‘s mission is to eliminate the threat and consequences of identity theft. For just $10 per month, anyone can sign up for One You Security’s identity theft protection service, a proactive, preventative approach whereby the company activates and manages its customers’ fraud alerts with major credit bureaus. Subscribers also receive full access to ongoing education from identity theft protection expert Robert Siciliano, chief security analyst for One You Security, which backs up its promise to protect clients’ financial identities with a 100 percent service guarantee. To sign up for One You Security, dial 1-800-434-2010.
Identity theft affects us all, and Robert Siciliano, CEO of IDTheftSecurity.com, chief security analyst for One You Security, and member of the Bank Fraud & IT Security Report‘s editorial board, makes it his mission to provide consumer education solutions on identity theft to Fortune 500 companies and their clients. Author of “The Safety Minute: 01” and leader of personal safety and security seminars nationwide, Siciliano has been featured on “The Today Show,” CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, “FOX News,” “The Suze Orman Show,” “The Montel Williams Show,” “Maury Povich,” “Sally Jesse Raphael,” “The Howard Stern Show,” and “Inside Edition.” Numerous magazines, print news outlets, and wire services have turned to him, as well, for expert commentary on personal security and identity theft protection. These include Forbes, USA Today, Entrepreneur, Woman’s Day, Mademoiselle, Good Housekeeping, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, United Press International, Reuters, and others. For more information, visit Siciliano’s Web site, blog, and YouTube page.
The media are encouraged to get in touch with any of the following individuals:
CEO of IDTheftSecurity.com
Chief Security Analyst for One You Security
PHONE: 888-SICILIANO (742-4542)
FAX: 877-2-FAX-NOW (232-9669)