Better Business Bureaus and Javelin Strategy & Research to Reveal Surprise Results From 2006 Identity Fraud Survey Report:

New Data From Independent Survey Reveals That Growth of Identity Fraud Is Contained and Consumers Have More Control Than They Think; Online Identity Fraud Risks are Misunderstood; Survey Clarifies Four Key Misperceptions About Identity Fraud

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Javelin Strategy & Research and the Council of Better Business Bureaus will release the findings of their 2006 Identity Fraud Survey Report in a teleconference to be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2006, 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT, at 800-499-4193. James Van Dyke, founder and principal analyst, Javelin Strategy & Research, and Steve Cole, president and CEO, Council of Better Business Bureaus, will host the teleconference, which will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A session.

The 2006 Identity Fraud Survey Report was based on 5,000 telephone interviews with consumers and was made possible, in part, by CheckFree, Visa USA, and Wells Fargo & Company.

Javelin's new research shows identity fraud growth is contained and consumers have more control than they think. The survey focuses on four key misperceptions and recommendations surrounding identity fraud. One surprising finding is the core demographic -- 25 to 34 -- has the highest rate of identity fraud rather than seniors.

The teleconference will give reporters covering the issues of identity theft and online fraud an opportunity to speak with two of the nation's leading experts on identity crime and the ramifications of the survey results for consumers and business. (Bios for both Mr. Van Dyke and Mr. Cole are available.)

The dial in information for Tuesday, January 31, 11 a.m. ET is 800-499-4193. If you are interested in joining the call or if you would like more information about the results of the survey, please call Julie Goldman at 781-684-0770.

Both Mr. Van Dyke and Mr. Cole will be available for interviews beginning at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT.

Source: Javelin Strategy & Research