A Utah identify theft expert has been invited to a national forum to share what the state is doing to protect children from ID thieves. Scott Morrill is the program manager for the Child Identity Protection Program (CIP) at the Utah Attorney General’s Office. CIP is a secure online site where Utah parents and guardians can register their minor children for ID theft protection at no cost.
The Identity Theft Assistance Center invited Morrill to be the lunchtime speaker at the February 4 forum in Washington, D.C. The daylong event includes the latest research, laws, consumer tools, projects and education efforts on child identity theft. Representatives from government, business, non-profits, legal services and victim advocacy groups will be participating.
“Speaking at the ITAC Forum on Child Identity Theft is a fantastic opportunity for the Attorney General’s office to highlight the programs developed in our state that are leading the way to prevent child identity theft,” says Morrill.
CIP prevents identity thieves from using a child’s personal identifying information to get credit. Utah parents or guardians can enroll their children’s information to alert creditors about potential fraud risks when requests for credit reports are received.
“The Attorney General’s Office will continue to look at new technology and ideas to make sure Utah children are protected from identity thieves,” added Attorney General John Swallow. “I’m grateful other states can benefit from the groundbreaking work being done by Scott Morrill and others in our office.”
Morrill is also the program manager for IRIS–Identity Theft Reporting Information System—a one-stop website that sends ID theft complaints to law enforcement and provides victims with tools to resolve credit problems. Both IRIS and CIP can be found at http://www.idtheft.utah.gov/.
What: Scott Morrill speaks at Identity Theft Assistance Center Forum
When: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (Morrill speaks at 12:30 p.m. EST)
Monday, February 4, 2013
Where: 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Suite 500 So., Washington, D.C.