Jewelers Mutual offers free identity theft services for policyholders

Jewelers Mutual, Neenah, Wisc., is offering a free identity theft service for commercial policyholders in the United States and Canada who are owners, officers, or principals of their jewelry businesses. The service also is extended to their immediate family members.

The service is available through a partnership with Identity Theft 911, a leading provider of identity theft resolution and education. It’s called, Identity Theft Restoration Services, and JM said Monday in a statement that it will help policyholders restore their identity and credit in the event they become victims of identity theft. The service also will help rebuild their original means of identification if they are impacted by a natural disaster, regardless of whether or not an identity theft occurred.

“Without professional assistance, identity theft victims can spend more than 20 work days trying to recover from this crime,” said Jeff Mills, JM’s vice president of Commercial Lines Operations. “By using our Identity Theft Restoration Services, customers can spend less than two hours. A trusted identity theft expert works one-on-one with our customers, so they can move on with their lives.”

If policyholders become victims of identity theft, they can call JM’s claim department to be connected to a personal expert advocate from Identity Theft 911. Identity Theft Restoration Services works to direct and assist them through the challenges of identity and credit restoration. 

Other highlights of the service include:

* Systematic notification to credit bureaus, creditors, collectors, government agencies, etc.

* Preparation of documentation and phone calls necessary to resolve issues.

* Direct assistance with filing police reports, creating a fraud victim affidavit, and working with law enforcement.

* Assistance in rebuilding original means of identification – as well as personal and financial documents – after natural disasters, such as floods, hurricanes, or tornadoes. 

* A full year of credit and fraud monitoring.

* Preventative advice and ongoing education.

For identity theft prevention tips, facts, in-depth articles, fraud alerts, and frequently asked questions, visit http://www.jewelersmutual-IDtheft.com.