State Farm reminds the public to be vigilant and protect their identity
Phoenix, Ariz., December 15, 2011 - Tomorrow thousands of your favorite online stores are offering free shipping with delivery by Christmas Eve. Great news for last minute shoppers, but remember in today’s information age, criminals have developed sophisticated methods of obtaining personal information about people. Nearly nine million Americans have their identities stolen each year, according to the Federal Trade Commission. It remains one of the fastest-growing crimes in the United States. Shop online safely with these tips from State Farm®:
“As you’re taking advantage of free shipping tomorrow for your last minute holiday shopping, remember that the threat of identity fraud is all too real,” says State Farm spokeswoman Angela Thorpe. “Our customers can get identity theft insurance at a reasonable cost and should speak to their agent to learn more.”
For an additional $25 a year, State Farm customers with a Condo, Renters, Manufactured Home, Homeowners or Farm Ranch policy can save themselves the time and headache of regaining control of their identity with Identity Theft Insurance. State Farm’s identity restoration coverage provides case management support to help our customer recover control of their identity and reimburses up to $25,000 in monetary expenses associated with the restoration of an identity.
As an insurance and financial services company, State Farm is committed to protecting consumers’ personal information.
Angela Thorpe, State Farm Insurance, (303) 264-1560
State Farm and its affiliates are the largest provider of car insurance in the U.S. and is a leading insurer in Canada. In addition to providing auto insurance quotes, their 17,800 agents and more than 65,000 employees serve 81 million policies and accounts – more than 79 million auto, home, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is also available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 37 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com or in Canada http://www.statefarm.ca.