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

AUGUSTA and BOOTHBAY, Maine — With identity theft on the rise, a new company has launched a one-stop shop for identity theft education and recovery services for victims in Maine. Maine Identity Services, LLC (www.MEIDHelp.com) launched in time for Protect Your Identity Week from October 20th to October 27th.

One in every five Mainers will have his or her identity stolen this year, making it the most frequently committed crime in the state, according to the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine. Yet, most people don’t know what to do when they discover their identity has been jeopardized.

“Having your identity stolen can be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life,” said Jane Carpenter, founder of Maine Identity Services and formerly of the Maine Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division. “Most people don’t know how to begin to clear their names.”

In addition to offering free identity theft response training to local and state police, as well as free public education on the topic, Maine Identity Services helps identity theft victims get back on their feet. Most national companies only provide expensive monthly monitoring services, but Maine Identity Services assists people after their identity is stolen.

Maine Identity Services acts as a resource for victims by providing them with detailed, personalized instructions to recover their money and restore their identity.

“Victims of identity theft often don’t know how to begin to clear their names. There is a great deal of information out there, but it’s overwhelming,” Carpenter said. “People need clear, step-by-step plans to follow so they can get back to their lives as quickly as possible.”

For more information about Maine Identity Services, LLC, visit MeIDHelp.com, email info@meidhelp.com or call 1-855-463-4343. For more information on Protect Your Identity Week, visit www.protectyouridnow.org.

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