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June 08, 2016 13:00 ET

TransUnion Ranks Among Best in Identity Protection

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - June 08, 2016) - TransUnion (NYSE: TRU), a leader in identity theft management, today announced it has been awarded the 2016 Javelin Identity Protection Leader in Resolution. The award marks the second time TransUnion® has been honored as a Javelin Mobile Banking Leader.

Javelin's ninth annual Identity Protection Services Scorecard examined the health of the identity protection industry by evaluating 14 leading identity protection providers. All products offered by the providers were evaluated, with the highest-scoring ones being used for final evaluation. TransUnion's excellence in resolution was identified for its differentiating product offering in mobile fraud reporting and resolution assistance.

"Identity theft continues to grow as hackers become more and more sophisticated," said John Danaher, president of TransUnion Consumer Interactive. "At TransUnion, we strive to provide our customers with the solutions they need to mitigate risks. We are honored to be recognized as a leader in identity protection."

Javelin, a leader in analyzing identity protection solutions, assessed TransUnion's excellence in resolution by examining 19 key features, including fraud insurance, ability to access resolution help, lost wallet assistance and specific fraud resolution assistance.

"In today's environment there are many risks and threats of cyber-attacks, and it is increasingly important to recognize the solutions to keep people's personal and financial information secure," said Al Pascual, Research Director and Head of Fraud & Security.

To help consumers prevent credit fraud and identity theft, TransUnion designed Credit Lock. With a simple swipe or click from your phone or TransUnion's website, you can lock your TransUnion credit report to control who has access to your credit. If you are a victim of identity theft or suspect you may be, TransUnion offers three types of fraud alerts you can place on your credit report to alert potential creditors or lenders:

  • Initial Fraud Alert: If you are concerned about becoming a victim of fraud/identity theft, you can use this alert for at least 90 days.
  • Extended Fraud Alert: If you are a victim of fraud/identity theft, you can use this alert for seven years.
  • Active Duty Military Alert: If you are in the military and want to minimize your risk of fraud/identity theft while you are deployed, you can use this alert for one year.

For more information about TransUnion's credit monitoring resolutions, please visit http://www.transunion.com/product/transunion-credit-protection.

About TransUnion (NYSE: TRU)
Information is a powerful thing. At TransUnion, we realize that. We are dedicated to finding innovative ways information can be used to help individuals make better and smarter decisions. We help uncover unique stories, trends and insights behind each data point, using historical information as well as alternative data sources. This allows a variety of markets and businesses to better manage risk and consumers to better manage their credit, personal information and identity. Today, TransUnion has a global presence in more than 30 countries and a leading presence in several international markets across North America, Africa, Latin America and Asia. Through the power of information, TransUnion is working to build stronger economies and families and safer communities worldwide.

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