FinWell Group today announced their continued partnership with CyberScout™ (IDentity Theft 911®), the nation’s premier identity management and data risk management services provider; they have been a client partner since 2011. FinWell Group has signed on to offer members upgraded CyberScout LifeStages® Identity Management Services called FreedomID™ included as part of their flagship gift product, Life in a Box. Services are available to FreedomID™ members and their families complimentary for one year.
As identity risks evolve and threats continue to plague consumers, FinWell Group’s members can rest assured knowing they’re protected from the newest identity risks like insidious phishing scams, social media account or email account compromise, tax related identity theft, data breach exposures, and more. According to the Javelin Identity 2013 Fraud Survey Report, identity theft incidents increased with the number of victims in 2013 totaling 13.1 million. Additionally, the report notes that 1 in 4 data breach notification recipients became a victim of identity theft. Lastly, the report recognizes growth in non-card fraud, which nearly tripled in 2013, accounting for $5 billion in fraud. This fraud includes: compromised lines of credit, Internet accounts (e.g., eBay, Amazon) and online payment accounts such as PayPal. The threats are real and, without assistance, can be timely and costly.
“CyberScout has a solid reputation in providing cutting-edge services to help consumers protect their identities, especially as news of breached sensitive member information consistently tops news headlines,” said Mark Norman, FinWell Group’s President & Co-Founder. “We are excited to once again sign-on with the company because of its award-winning member service and its ability to cover all types of identity concerns – medical, financial, tax-related, and even child, identity theft. Our clients who use the services consistently report positive feedback regarding the interaction with CyberScout fraud resolution experts.”
CyberScout fraud specialists provide high-touch service to victims from the initial call through case resolution. Their expertise covers a range of issues, from proactive consumer education, to document replacement, fraud and credit monitoring, and personalized help to cut through the red tape. Fraud specialists work one-on-one with victims and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week until resolution is complete.
“As evident by the rash of data breaches exposing personal information in 2014 alone, data breaches and the identity theft they can lead to have become the third certainty in life,” said Matt Cullina, CEO, CyberScout. “By partnering with us to offer identity management services for the newest identity theft schemes and crimes, FinWell Group is showing its continued commitment by improving the member experience with additional programs to keep their member’s identities safe.”
To learn more about Life in a Box, including FreedomID services, visit shop.thelifeinabox.com, www.freedomidtp.com or call (888) 820-5959.
About CyberScout™ (IDentity Theft 911®
Founded in 2003, CyberScout™ is the nation’s premier consultative provider of identity and data risk management, resolution and education services. The company serves 17.5 million households across the country and provides fraud solutions for a range of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, the country’s largest insurance companies, employee benefit providers, banks and credit unions and membership organizations. A subsidiary of CyberScout, CyberScout Consulting™ provides information security and data privacy services to help businesses avert or respond to a data loss incident. Together, the companies provide preventative and breach response services to more than 770,000 businesses in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. CyberScout is the recipient of several awards, including the Stevie Award for Sales and Customer Service and the Phoenix Business Journal Tech Titan award for innovation in breach and fraud-fighting services. The company is the organizer of the Privacy XChange Forum, an annual conference that brings together high profile privacy thought leaders. For more information, please visit www.idt911.com, www.idt911consulting.com, www.facebook.com/idt911 and www.twitter.com/idt911.
About FinWell Group
“FinWell” stands for "Financial Wellness", the principle by which the business was founded in 2010. Our initial focus was to provide group financial wellness benefits for employees. To achieve this, we created a package that included: an expert resource website, accounting monitoring and management tools, auto budgeting tools, a legal document creation wizard, and an exclusive online discount shopping site.
Shortly after initial market introduction, the need for a value-added product was identified. In early 2011, we secured a strategic vendor partnership with CyberScout to offer identity theft protection to members under the private brand FreedomID™. The benefits of the relationship are not only that of superior service, but also the discounted pricing that enhances the value of the package.
As time passed, people found the package so valuable that they wanted to give it as a gift to others. So, Life in a Box... was born, and it’s now our flagship product. Our objective was to create a product that has real value to the recipient, was not static or consumable, and was presented in a tangible package that was elegant and attractive. For the provider, we upgraded the product by including the ability for the electronic media to display the gift provider’s information, which provided additional value.
In 2014, we enhanced the recipient experience by creating an interactive, personalized video tour that explains the benefits of Life in a Box and helps the user get started. Today, Life in a Box is sold in multiple states to a variety of industries including client appreciation, fundraising, employee benefits and employee recognition.
Now for 2015, FreedomID™ Theft Protection is available to purchase individually, as an employee benefit, in gift packs for professionals and even as a fundraising product.