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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 21, 2010
NAFCU SERVICES AND AFFINION SECURITY CENTER UNVEIL NEW IDENTITY THEFT PSAs FOR CREDIT UNIONS
WASHINGTON — NAFCU Services Corporation (www.nafcu.org/nafcuservices) and Affinion Security Center today announced that two new customizable public service announcement (PSA) videos are now available for NAFCU members free of charge to be used on local television, online and in other venues to deliver tips on preventing identity theft to their local communities.In the wake of three successful national competitions generating eleven free video advertisements for NAFCU members, NAFCU Services' latest competition sought PSA videos on tips to prevent identity theft. Affinion Security Center, the NAFCU Services preferred partner for identity theft solutions for credit unions, co-sponsored the competition that was implemented by GeniusRocket (www.geniusrocket.com), a firm that connects advertisers with creative professionals around the globe.Two winning PSA videos were selected and can be found at www.nafcu.org/video-ads. As with the other competitions, the videos are available to NAFCU members on a license- and royalty-free basis, with the only potential cost being a set, one-time fee of $150 to customize the PSAs for an individual credit union (payable to the video designer). Credit unions can place the PSAs in their local media at no charge to help educate and support the community as well as gain some brand awareness when using a customized version."Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America today," said Wayne Conte, executive vice president of sales for Affinion Group. "Credit unions often take steps to help prevent identity theft for their members by offering account and credit monitoring services, requiring periodic online account password changes and in other ways. This is an extension of that superior member service—helping educate the community about the growing epidemic of identity theft and how to avoid becoming a victim of it.""The videos offer the community support and education that credit unions are known for, as well as helping them meet the challenge of elevating their brand where larger financial institutions bring competition," said David Frankil, president of NAFCU Services. "With the only cost being a small one-time customization fee, credit unions can take advantage of these creative, ready-made videos using fewer resources than are typically needed for traditional advertising spots."For more information visit www.nafcu.org/affinion.About Affinion GroupAs a global leader with more than 35 years of experience, Affinion Group enhances the value of its partners’ customer relationships by developing and marketing loyalty solutions. Leveraging its expertise in customer engagement, product development and targeted marketing, Affinion provides programs in subscription-based lifestyle services, personal protection, insurance and other areas to help generate increased customer loyalty and significant incremental revenue for more than 5,500 marketing partners worldwide, including many of the largest and most respected companies in financial services, retail, travel, and Internet commerce. Based in Stamford, Conn., the company has approximately 3,600 employees throughout the United States and in 12 other countries, primarily in Europe, and markets in 15 countries globally. Affinion holds the prestigious ISO 27001 certification for the highest information security practices, is PCI compliant and Cybertrust certified. For more information, visit www.affinion.com.About NAFCU Services CorporationNAFCU Services Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU). Since 1975, NAFCU Services has partnered with the industry’s leading solutions providers to offer value-added products and services at a discount to credit unions. Currently, it offers 28 Preferred Partner programs to the credit union community and maintains the credit union locator website CULookup.com. For more information about NAFCU Services Corporation, please visit www.nafcu.org/nafcuservices.
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