LifeLock, Inc and Arthritis Foundation Team Up

October 1st, 2009

Tempe, Ariz. — With identity theft complaints reaching a 5-year high, and the cost to consumers increasing the longer the fraud goes undetected, according to Javelin Strategy & Research the urgency to guard against this crime has increased as well. Through a new partnership announced today between LifeLock, Inc., a leader in identity theft protection services, and the Arthritis Foundation, Foundation members can now receive LifeLock's services at a special discounted rate.

Over 46 million adults are affected by arthritis, making it the most common cause of disability in the United States, according to the Arthritis Foundation. For arthritis sufferers stress relief is a major priority.

According to the 2009 Javelin Identity Fraud Survey Report, the number of identity fraud victims increased 22% to 9.9 million adults in 2008. The report found that the total annual cost of identity fraud to Americans last year was $48 billion. This partnership makes LifeLock's services more accessible to Arthritis Foundation members through the reduced cost.

"The partnership will allow LifeLock to better support people with arthritis from becoming victims of identity theft," said Steve McGrady, LifeLock Vice President of Partner Sales. "We are continuously looking for innovative ways to educate consumers on the dangers of identity theft, and this new partnership allows us to reach folks who can particularly benefit from what we do."

"The Arthritis Foundation appreciates this exciting new relationship with LifeLock, and we are proud that the company recognizes the importance of our mission," said Scott Walters, Group Vice President Corporate Relations Arthritis Foundation.

About LifeLock

LifeLock, Inc. ( is an industry leader in proactive identity theft protection. Since 2005, LifeLock has been providing consumers with the tools and confidence they need to help protect themselves from identity theft. The company has a strong focus on educating consumers and working with law enforcement and elected officials to better understand the increasing threats of identity theft. A multiple award-winning organization, LifeLock has been recognized by the American Business Awards as Best Overall Company, by AlwaysOn to the Top Global Company 250 list and most recently by Arizona Corporate Excellence as Arizona"s Fastest Growing Company.

About the Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation is the leading health organization addressing the needs of some 46 million Americans living with arthritis, the nation's most common cause of disability. Founded in 1948, with headquarters in Atlanta, the Arthritis Foundation has multiple services points located throughout the country. The Arthritis Foundation is the largest private, not-for-profit contributor to arthritis research in the world, funding more than $400 million in research grants since 1948. The foundation helps individuals take control of arthritis by providing public health education; pursuing public policy and legislation; and conducting evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis. For more information, visit or call 1-800-283-7800.