SOURCE: MyPublicInfo

July 31, 2006 08:00 ET

MyPublicInfo Offers Free Identity Management Services in Microsoft Money

Microsoft and MyPublicInfo Create One-Stop-Shop for Microsoft Money 2007 and the Public Information Profile

ARLINGTON, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 31, 2006 -- MyPublicInfo, a leading provider of identity management solutions, announced that MyPublicInfo's Public Information Profile (PIP), a cutting-edge personal information management service, will be available for free to users of Microsoft Money 2007 Premium and Microsoft Money Home & Business.

"Microsoft Money gives our customers full insight into their finances," says Anne Quaranta, Senior Project Manager for Microsoft Money. "We are excited to complement our software with a detailed identity management tool from MyPublicInfo. With Microsoft Money, our customers know what's in their financial records, and with the PIP, what can impact their access to credit."

Microsoft Money helps individuals and small businesses stay on top of their day-to-day finances and quickly track and understand spending, manage bills, generate easy-to-read reports, and manage their budget. Microsoft Money 2007 Premium also offers valuable tax, credit and savings resources. Customers purchasing the product are able to take advantage of MyPublicInfo's Family Plan to receive one free PIP following the purchase of one regularly priced PIP -- two PIPs for the price of one -- a $79.95 value. Customers purchasing Microsoft Money 2007 Home & Business are able to take advantage of MyPublicInfo's Home & Business Plan to receive ten free PIPs following the purchase of ten regularly priced PIPs -- a $799.50 value.

The Public Information Profile (PIP) helps consumers in two main areas, allowing them to view public records that are connected to their name and what information is accessible to others when performing a broad background check. The PIP also allows consumers to spot possible cases of identity theft, including impersonation of identity to buy or rent a house, receive a business license, or other illegal activity. This information is virtually impossible to obtain by individual consumers, as they would need to compile data from more than 5,000 sources. Records that the PIP provides include:

--  Records from top tier data providers
--  Federal, state and county official government records
--  Financial records, including bankruptcies, liens and judgments
--  Property ownership records, including past transactions
--  Government-issued licenses
--  Law enforcement records, including felony and misdemeanor convictions,
    attachments and seizures
--  Records detailing the financial relationship between an individual and
    other entities
    
In addition, MyPublicInfo has developed a "super secure" infrastructure ensuring the confidentiality of the records it provides. Highly sensitive PIP reports can only be accessed if the client can prove his or her identity by passing a rigorous test.

"We're thrilled about offering PIPs with Microsoft Money," says Pat Dane, Chief Revenue Officer of MyPublicInfo. "Just like consumers manage their finances, it's crucial they manage their personal information. The PIP will help them avoid financial, employment and legal problems. Microsoft Money 2007 and the Public Information Profile make for a very empowering management system for consumers."

About MyPublicInfo

MyPublicInfo, Inc. (MPI) was founded in Arlington, Virginia in 2004 and is the leading provider of consumer identity and public records management services. MPI sells the most comprehensive consumer products available through www.IdentitySweep.com and www.MyPublicInfo.com, partner web sites, and other marketing channels. MPI also provides a free identity theft risk assessment service called National Fraud Score, accessible at www.NationalFraudScore.com. For more information or orders, please go to www.MyPublicInfo.com.

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