GRiPiT App Launched in Response to Surging Identity Theft Incidents

Knowledge helps empower people to take security into their own hands, publishes

Reports released earlier this year point to a surge in the number of identity theft cases taking place with more than 60 million Americans being affected by this form of cyber crime over the last twelve months. This marks an increase of more than 250 percent over previously reported incidents. Losses collectively exceeded more than $16 billion during the last year for which specific figures have been made available. In response to this uptick, Ken Ripp has announced the launch of the GRiPiT App, a new resource geared toward mitigating the impact of financial crimes.

"Identity theft is definitely on the rise," stated Ripp, "and that's not going to change any time soon. To make matters worse, no one is immune from this type of crime. Measures can be taken to reduce the risk, but all information is stored online somewhere and at some point. Financial institutions, retailers, creditors and even the national government stores people's sensitive data online, so everyone is susceptible. We designed the GRiPiT App for iOS and Android devices to empower users to take their security into their own hands."

According to information available on the company website, the GRiPiT App provides educational material on identity theft; furthermore, the app offers guidance on preventing financial crimes as well as rectifying them once they have occurred. Features include a public forum for posing questions and discussing personal experiences with identity theft. Users additionally have the option to speak with a private investigator on the subject. Supplemental information is available in the form of blog posts, videos and other resources.

Users are granted access to credit freeze forms, tools allowing consumers to restrict visibility of their credit reports. These forms help prevent potential identity thieves from fraudulently opening new accounts. Contact information is also provided for security consultants and other professionals in the field. Those interested may download the GRiPiT App via the company's website and create an account using a name, email address and zip code.

Concluded Ripp, "Identity theft is running rampant these days. Few people truly understand how to prevent it, and those who've already fallen victim to this type of crime are unsure of where to turn for help. We firmly believe knowledge is power, and the GRiPiT App was designed to provide just that. Our goal is to help thwart losses from financial crimes and increase awareness of how to keep them from happening in the first place."

About the GRiPiT App:

Available for iOS and Android devices, the GRiPiT App serves as an educational resource for preventing identity theft and mitigating the aftermath for those who have already suffered from financial crimes.

Contact Info:
Name: Ken Ripp
Email: Send Email
Organization: GRiPiT App
Address: West Islip, NY
Phone: 1-888-669-5513

Release ID: 394677