STAMFORD, Conn., Nov 16, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Consumers everywhere can relax this Holiday Season with Frontier Communications' Peace of Mind suite of services. The hackers, cyber thieves, spammers and more counting on snatching your personal and/or business identity will find it tough getting through Peace of Mind's Hard-Drive Backup, Unlimited 24-hourTech Support, PC Security Check, Wireless Network Diagnostic and Repair and more. All of these services are available to any consumer, anywhere.
Peace of Mind is a gift everyone will appreciate, especially now. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC), the last quarter of the year offers the biggest shopping season and the times of greatest opportunity for identity thieves and pickpockets. "Identity theft is the fastest-growing crime in America, affecting more than 10 million victims every year according to Money Management International (MMI)," shares Steve Crosby, Senior Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs for Frontier Communications. "Frontier is committed to offering tools that help consumers; we hope that the availability of Peace of Mind and the tips below will make holidays safer."
Money Management International and Frontier's advice includes:
If you become a victim, do the following as soon as you can:
"As a major provider of communications services, including phone and broadband, we know all too well that abuses can occur," says Crosby. "Here are some specific tips that reflect our experience:"
Phone Safety Tips:
Internet Safety Tips:
No representative of Frontier will ever ask you to disclose your password via phone or email. If you receive an email that appears to be from *@frontier.com and requests a username and password, please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org immediately. The odds are that someone is attempting to trick you into releasing your credentials.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our Internet Help Desk by e-mail at email@example.com. Identity theft is investigated by agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Secret Service. For more information, visit www.usdoj.gov or www.consumer.gov. Finally, cautions Steve Crosby, "Remember that the holidays end but scams have no season. Stay alert."
About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (NYSE: FTR) is a Fortune 500 company included in the S&P 500 Index offering voice, High-Speed Internet, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, data security solutions, bundled offerings, specialized bundles for small businesses and home offices, and advanced business communications Access Solutions for medium and large businesses in 27 states and with approximately 14,800 employees. It has a 100 percent U.S.-based workforce. Frontier's myfitv offers an extensive library of entertainment content, an easy-to-use site navigation /search function, and national and local TV content. More information is available at www.frontier.com, www.frontier.com/ir and myfitv.
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Frontier Communications Corporation
SVP, Government and Regulatory Affairs