Maine Identity Services
In The News:

Not On Our Watch, WLOB Radio, December 6, 2015Radio Interview With Michael Mercer

Christopher Burns, Bangor Daily News, December 1, 2015

Identity theft on the rise in Maine, but few victims report crime to police

David Hench, Portland Press Herald, December 2, 2015
Identity theft emerges in survey as Maine’s most common crime

University of Southern Maine, Office of Public Affairs, December 1, 2015
Muskie School announces results from 2015 Maine Crime Victimization Survey

HR Power Hour, WLOB Radio, November 7, 2015

Radio Interview With David Ciullo


Bangor Daily News, October 9, 2015
12,000 Mainers may have had their data breached. Here’s what they can expect.

IAPP Daily Dashboard, October 9, 2015
ID-Theft Center Advises Security-Freeze Customers To Watch Credit Report Costs

Portland Press Herald, April 18, 2015
Maine Voices: Don’t wait to be a data breach victim – take preventive measures now

WGME TV March 31, 2015
Hackers find more ways to get your credit and debit information

WGME TV 13 March 18, 2015
13 Investigates: Hundreds of credit reports mistakenly sent to Biddeford woman

Bangor Daily News, March 19, 2015
Credit Agency Mistakenly Sends 300 Confidential Reports to Maine Woman

Protecting and Restoring Your Good Name

Maine Identity Services LLC Offers Breach Repair Kit® for U.S. Data Breach Victims
Victims of data breaches now have easy, step-by-step help if their information has been compromised.

9 Low-Tech Ways Crooks Steal Your Credit
By Rachel Hartman for Credit Card Guide

Forget a National Data-Security Standard; I’d Be Happy with a One-Word Correction
Consumers or Victims?
International Association of Privacy Professionals
March 25, 2014

Happy returns: The safe way to e-file your taxes
PC World, March 14, 2014

Two more businesses join Maine’s fight against fraud and identity theft

Latest wave of identity thefts targets Maine children and elderly

Downstream of the Data Breach: Identity Theft Is A Messy Crime
Originally appeared in the December 2013 edition of the International Association of Privacy Professional’s monthly newsletter, The Privacy Advisor.

First-of-its-kind Maine business to help victims of most prevalent crime

Identity theft: Maine’s most popular crime

About the Company

Headquartered in Maine, Maine Identity Services, LLC assists U.S. victims of data breaches and identity theft and provides response training and information for municipal, county and state police organizations. It also offers data breach response planning for organizations.

Information about identity theft and data breaches is offered to the public through its website, publications, legislative testimony and speaking engagements. The company also provides ongoing data breach/data security alerts for law enforcement personnel and is credited with being a one-stop-shop for identity theft resources.

It’s founder is a member of the FBI-sponsored InfraGard organization. The company is a member of the Maine Fraud Prevention Alliance, a supporter of the Federal Trade Commission’s Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, a 10th Anniversary Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month and a 2015 Champion of the National Cyber Security Alliance’s Data Privacy Day.

About the Founder

Jane Carpenter

If privacy pros and regulators are on the frontlines of the data breach wars, Carpenter and her crew at Maine Identity Services are the medics tending to the wounded…”
The Privacy Advisor, International Association of Privacy Professionals, November 26, 2013

Jane Carpenter

Jane Carpenter is the founder of Maine Identity Services, LLC, which provides assistance to data breach and identity theft victims and support for police organizations in response to the crimes.

A veteran of the Maine Attorney General’s Office and a member of the FBI-sponsored InfraGard organization, she has assisted hundreds of identity theft victims and members of law enforcement. Her understanding of best practices in police procedure is multi-faceted and she is regularly requested by police chiefs and sheriffs to provide identity theft and data breach instruction for themselves and for their personnel. Through her company, Carpenter consults with police departments in specific identity theft and data breach situations.

Over more than a decade, her expertise in the subject has resulted in the creation of laws that assist victims of the crimes and her insight is regularly sought by lawmakers as they consider proposed new identity theft and data breach legislation. Her understanding of the human factor in data breaches has made her an often-requested speaker for professional organizations and businesses.

In addition to “Data Breach: Day One©, ”Carpenter is the author of the “Identity Theft Help Kit©,” the “Data Breach Repair Kit©,” the “Police Guide To Identity Theft©” which provide assistance for victims and police and have been accepted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as authorized equipment under the Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program.

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