TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LifeLock CEO Todd Davis announced today that PostalAnnex+ has added LifeLock's identity theft prevention service to their menu of services offered to the millions of PostalAnnex+ clients throughout the U.S. PostalAnnex+ is one of the largest shipping and business services companies based in the United States, with more than 300 locations providing services around the world.
"We are proud to be the identity theft prevention solution for PostalAnnex+," said Davis. "Small business owners have enough concerns in building and maintaining a strong foundation. Worrying about what identity theft could do to a business should be the last thing on their minds, and now it can be. We are pleased to be able to remove the threat of identity theft from affecting their success."
In February, the Federal Trade Commission released its annual report highlighting that for the seventh consecutive year, identity theft tops the list of consumer complaints. In 2006, identity theft cost Americans $1.1 billion dollars, the highest amount ever. A multi-billion dollar crime, identity theft is non-discriminatory, hitting Americans in every age range from infants to seniors. Since January 2005, more than 110 million Americans have received letters notifying them that their personal information has been lost or stolen. The letters have come from universities, doctors, dentists, hospitals, lawyers, the federal government, local law enforcement, the military, retirement communities, banks, credit bureaus and several non-profit organizations.
As the leader in identity theft prevention, LifeLock reduces the risk of identity theft problems by setting and automatically renewing fraud alerts with the major credit bureaus, removing member names from pre-approved credit card offers and junk mail lists and guaranteeing the service with a $1 million service guarantee.
PostalAnnex+ serves consumer, small-office and home-office user with a variety of business services including private mailbox rental, notary service, high-speed copying, office supplies, web site/e-commerce services and much more in a convenient, service-oriented environment.
"We recognize the many needs facing today's small business owner and have identified the dangers of identity theft and how it can affect our clients," said Jack Lentz, CEO and Chairman of Annex Brands, Inc. franchisor of the PostalAnnex+ system. "LifeLock's unique offering of identity theft prevention combined with their $1 million guarantee is the perfect addition to the many services we offer our clients."
The PostalAnnex+ brand is one of the nation's largest franchise networks of retail shipping and business service centers. Each location serves a growing customer base of homemakers, small and large businesses, offering complete shipping options from whole-house moving to overnight document delivery. In addition, Postal Annex service centers offer convenience by providing many office services under one roof.
LifeLock (www.lifelock.com) helps consumers to render their personal information useless to thieves, backing up its service with a one million-dollar service guarantee. Famous for its CEO giving out his Social Security Number in advertising and national press, the company is experiencing astounding growth. Located in a secure facility in Tempe, Arizona, LifeLock is a private company backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers as well as Bessemer Venture Partners. The company recently won an American Business Award for the Best Radio Advertising Campaign and was a finalist for 10 other awards, including Best New Company and Best New Product/Service.
PostalAnnex+ is a one-stop support center for packaging, shipping and office supply needs. A member of the Annex Brands' franchise network, PostalAnnex+ was founded in 1985. Today, there are more than 300 locations operating nationally and internationally. All PostalAnnex+ locations are owned and operated by licensed franchisees. For more information on PostalAnnex+ services or for franchise information, visit www.postalannex.com For more information about Annex Brands, visit their Web site, www.AnnexBrands.com.