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ID theft services offered by MWCUA, Vero partnership

January 21, 2015

DENVER and SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (1/22/15)--The Mountain West Credit Union Association (MWCUA) has partnered with Vero, a provider of identity theft and data breach protection and recovery services.

MWCUA serves 132 credit unions in Colorado, Arizona and Wyoming. The combined membership of all 132 credit unions in the region is 3.1 million members and $33 billion in assets.

"Protecting the identity of the members of our region's credit unions is a top priority," said Mike Atchison, MWCUA senior vice president of credit union relations. "We are committed to help combat the growing threat of identity fraud, and this partnership with Vero makes great sense.

"Vero has unique expertise with both its identity recovery services and its focus on credit union industry solutions, making it a great fit with our member credit unions."

Vero has provided identity fraud solutions to credit unions and their members since 2004. The organization's flagship solution, IDProSelect, is a fully managed identity theft recovery service for members that also protects credit unions from data breaches and helps them comply with data breach regulations. IDProSelect protects credit union members from any form of identity theft or fraud events, including medical, financial, tax, credit card and Social Security fraud.

"Partnering with the association allows us to reach more credit unions in the region and their members at a time when it is critical to have top quality ID theft and fraud recovery services," said Jim McCabe, Vero's senior vice president of identity theft services. "The 2015 projection for data breach activity is unfortunately more of what we saw in 2014 or worse, so now is the time for credit unions to follow the league's focus on protective services."