First Orion, Identity Theft Resource Center partner to support phone scam victims

Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and First Orion have provided immediate and direct access to free victim assistance should a fraud or identity theft attempt occur to users of the PrivacyStar app and applications powered by the PrivacyStar service, the company said.

PrivacyStar includes ScamBlock, real-time caller ID and call blocking as well as the ability to report abusive calls directly to federal agencies. By partnering with the ITRC, app users now have a second line of defense against fraud attempts.

The company will automatically block all known scammers and identify suspicious callers, but consumers also need a trusted resource to help ensure that they are able to protect their identity and personal information should they provide personal information to an unknown caller.

The ITRC–a nonprofit that supports victims of identity theft in resolving their cases and broadens public awareness of scams, fraud and privacy issues–will stand by to assist PrivacyStar users who may have inadvertently provided their personal information due to a fraud attempt by scam caller.

Identity Theft Resource Center is a non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft in resolving their cases, and to broaden public education and awareness in the understanding of identity theft, data breaches, cyber security, scams/fraud and privacy issues.

PrivacyStar blocks millions of calls and files hundreds of thousands of call complaints on behalf of customers directly with the Federal Trade Commission for Do Not Call and Fair Debt Collections Practices Act violations.