Friday, May 1, 2009

ID Watchdog Partners with Arlington Independent School District to Offer Identity Theft Protection Services to Employees and Their Families

DENVER, CO – May 1, 2009 ID Watchdog (TSX Venture: IDW), the most comprehensive consumer identity monitoring service available, is pleased to announce today a strategic alliance with the Arlington Independent School District (AISD) to offer ID Watchdog identity theft protection services as a new benefit to employees of the District and their families.

Through this partnership, AISD employees will have the option to select ID Watchdog’s patent-pending identity theft protection, detection, and resolution services as a part of a robust employee benefit package offered through Richardson, Texas-based Financial Benefits Services (www.fbsinc.com), alongside traditional benefits such as health, dental, vision and life insurance. The more than 8,000 AISD employees and their families can rest assured knowing that their most important asset – their identities - are protected through ID Watchdog’s full-service monitoring and resolution coverage.

In explaining the importance of this strategic relationship, ID Watchdog’s President Justin Yurek said, “ID Watchdog is excited to join forces with the AISD to offer superior, comprehensive identity theft monitoring and resolution services as an additional employee benefit. The AISD is taking a leadership position looking for new ways to deliver value to their hard-working teachers, administrators, employees, and their families.”

While the AISD evaluated several other heavily-marketed identity protection services, ID Watchdog was selected based on the completeness of their product offering. ID Watchdog is the only company that provides consumers with comprehensive, 360-degree identity theft protection services, backed by a 100% resolution guarantee. Going far beyond simple credit and financial monitoring, ID Watchdog scours thousands of databases including criminal history, DMV, medical, tax, social security, telephone and utility records, internet surveillance, and much more, offering the earliest possible detection of potential identity crimes. Certified, in-house Identity Specialists ensure that any identity theft issues that may arise during their customers’ enrollment are resolved at no extra charge, guaranteed.

ID Watchdog executives developed its patent-pending identity theft monitoring technology in conjunction with consumer advocates, consumer protection agencies, law enforcement agencies, banks, privacy experts and technology professionals. ID Watchdog’s technology searches a broad range of data sources for signs of identity theft and provides immediate containment and resolution services, which differentiates it from competitors that package credit monitoring as identity theft protection.

“Identity Theft continues as the fastest growing crime in America, and given the current state of the economy, shows no signs of slowing down any time soon,“ said Laura Clark, Coordinator of Benefits at AISD. “ID Watchdog will be an invaluable tool for keeping our employees and their families safe. We owe it to our employees to provide them with only the best service, and we found ID Watchdog to be the most comprehensive service and the best overall value.”

ID Watchdog will be available to all eligible AISD employees in April 2009, during their annual open enrollment period.

About ID Watchdog, Inc.

Headquartered in Denver, ID Watchdog is the only identity theft detection and resolution company that provides patent-pending, three-tiered comprehensive monitoring, detection and resolution for identity theft. Unlike its competitors, ID Watchdog proactively detects identity theft problems at their source. Developed with the assistance of national consumer advocacy groups; the U.S. Postal Service; federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, and state and local Attorneys General, ID Watchdog's service is focused on detecting the source of identity theft problems as early as possible, in as many places as possible, and taking immediate corrective action on behalf of the consumer. For more information, please visit www.IDwatchdog.com.


About Financial Benefits Services, LLC

Financial Benefit Services (FBS) was formed in 1991 to provide employee benefit solutions to the public and private markets, with a century of experience between the Principles. FBS has become one of the premier benefits firms in the state of Texas and was named one of the fastest growing companies in Collin County.

FBS has positioned itself as a full-service provider of insurance and enrollment technology. Our market access as a full broker provides significant leverage in the marketplace, benefiting clients.

About the Arlington Independent School District

AISD is the eighth largest school district in the state of Texas with more than 63,000 students. It is the largest employer in Arlington, Texas with more than 8,000 employees.

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