To help safeguard its customers from identity theft, IBC Bank has partnered with identity theft protection company CSIdentity to offer a comprehensive solution to this ever-growing crime.
CSIdentity's consumer identity theft protection product, CSIdentity Protector, is now being offered throughout IBC's branch network and through the company's Web site.
"IBC Bank prides itself on 'doing more' for its customers and the communities it serves. This means going above and beyond what is expected, providing our customers with access to financial services along with the commitment that we are keeping their financial information safe," said Dennis Nixon, president and CEO of IBC Bank's parent International Bancshares Corporation. "So when the opportunity arose for us to partner with CSIdentity to provide our customers with a product that will help safeguard their personal security, we jumped at the chance. Being a company whose livelihood depends on the protection and security of confidential information, we are excited to offer our customers a product that will help protect their identities and their finances."
Austin, Texas-based CSIdentity is the nation's technology leader in identity theft protection. Unlike other protection companies that only offer credit monitoring - which only protects against 18 percent of identity theft-related crimes - CSIdentity Protector provides 360 degrees of monitoring by accessing credit reports, court and criminal records, public records and non-credit loans to provide a subscriber with reports, alerts and ongoing monitoring of fraudulent activity associated with his/her name, address, Social Security number and date of birth. Plus, using CyberAgent technology, CSIdentity scours the Internet 24 hours a day to identify criminal trading or selling of personal information online.
"Banks have been pushed to the forefront of the identity theft epidemic because of their interaction with consumers' personal information and money. As identity theft continues to spread, IBC Bank has taken a proactive step toward protecting its customers," CSIdentity Chairman William Morrow said. "Our products are designed with identity thieves in mind to catch criminal activities when they happen and before extensive damage can occur. A proactive stance, like the one IBC Bank is offering its customers, is key to thwarting thieves and safeguarding your identity."