The Identity Theft Resource Center announced the latest version of its free mobile app was made available in the Google Play and Apple stores. The ID Theft Help app is funded by a grant from the Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime and offers assistance to both victims of identity theft and consumers who want to protect their identity. “The ITRC’s ID Theft Help app gives users access to this help, as well as a wealth of resources to protect themselves from identity theft, all in a convenient platform.”
New features include interactive quizzes to assist consumers in recognizing their level of risk of identity theft and push notifications. Notifications will inform consumers of risks to their personal information, such as scams and data breaches, as well as reminders for easy solutions to minimize.
The app continues to offer resources for users at no cost, including direct access to victim advisors to guide the consumer through assessing his/her risk of identity theft and personalized assistance to mitigate cases of identity theft. It also includes a case-log feature which provides identity theft victims with up-to-date contact information for financial institutions, government agencies and law enforcement and an exportable document of all actions taken to resolve any potential identity theft.