SOURCE: BillGuard


April 01, 2012 15:51 ET

EXPERT RESOURCE: Personal Finance Security Expert Resource Available to Media Covering Credit Card Breach, April 2, 8am ET, Global Payments Press Conference

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 1, 2012) - Media covering the recent massive MasterCard and Visa credit card breach can get expert comment on steps consumers can and must take to protect themselves against fraud and scams from CEO of new nationwide credit card protection network, Yaron Samid. Details are below.

WHO: Yaron Samid, CEO of BillGuard, a nationwide credit card protection network that was specifically built to address this type of credit card breach. Based in New York City, Yaron is engaging, educated and knowledgeable about consumer finance protection. He will speak about the steps consumers can take to protect against credit card scams and fraud, such as last week's major credit card breach that may have affected millions of consumers.

WHAT: BillGuard is the Internet-powered equivalent of the "see something, say something" program designed to fight terrorism. Consumers can use the online service to immediately check if they have been affected by the Global Payments credit card breach.

Free to consumers, BillGuard monitors credit and debit card statements 24/7 for fraud and unwanted charges, and proactively alerts cardholders to charges reported by others. Since launching in May 2011, the service saved consumers more than $600,000 on charges they likely wouldn't have caught themselves -- perhaps like in this case if they've been hacked and don't read their statements closely each month.

WHY: Consumers are not being protected, and must take control. The recent Visa and MasterCard credit card breach illustrates that current approaches are inadequate.

WHEN: Yaron is available now. If you are planning an upcoming article or segment around the massive Visa and MasterCard security breach and/or Monday's Global Payments press conference, Yaron is available for interview and comment. I can also put you in touch with industry analysts, prominent authors and others covering the personal finance space, if you are interested.

Here is a link to a recent broadcast interview of Yaron:

Contact Information

    Tracey Sheehy
    Breakaway Communications for BillGuard
    908-705-4596 - mobile
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