WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–David Howe, the nation’s leading authority on child and synthetic
identity fraud and the founder of SubscriberWise, contacts the White
House and urges President Obama to include child identity theft
protections among planned Executive Actions.
SubscriberWise®, the leading provider of analytics driven subscriber
decision management technology and the nation’s largest issuing consumer
reporting agency for the communications industry, announced today that
the company president has contacted the White House today with a
passionate plea for President Obama to exercise his Executive Authority
and protect children from identity theft with technology and education.
According to SubscriberWise, Congress has failed to address the unabated
assault on the nation’s innocent and defenseless children.
“Today I sent a passionate plea to the White House and President Obama,”
stated David Howe, founder and CEO of SubscriberWise. “I urged the
President to use his Executive Authority to force federal protections
for children who are and will be victimized by identity theft.
Specifically, I requested the President to leverage his Constitutional
Authority with an Executive Action that includes the recommendations
suggested in the proposed SubscriberWise Child Identity Theft Protection
“As I’ve proved so many times in the past, there remains a dangerous
technology gap that exists within federal agencies that allows a child’s
social security number to be stolen with ease and impunity,” continued
Howe. “Evidence from an entire decade of fraud cases that originated in
call center environments strongly demonstrate the overwhelming majority
of individuals committing these crimes are closely related (usually a
parent or guardian) to the child. The offenders generally have easy
access to sensitive information, including the child’s full SSN.
Technology and education – not punishment and retribution – are the best
and only weapons to successfully manage this problem. Sadly, Congress
has done nothing despite my urgent pleas.”
“We can best protect our children with a standard technology solution at
the federal level,” emphasized David Hoffer, vice president and chief
financial officer for SubscriberWise. “Although some states have focused
on this problem, it’s critical that we avoid a patchwork of inconsistent
and often incomplete protections at the state and local levels. The
consequences of inaction are serious and children are suffering in
silence. Mr. Obama should listen very carefully to the plea from David
“Congress has let our children down with their bickering and inaction,”
concluded David Howe. “But that doesn’t mean the President must imitate
their neglect and incompetence during his remaining time in office. I
desperately hope that he’ll act quickly.”
About SubscriberWise and David E. Howe
SubscriberWise® launched as the first U.S. issuing consumer reporting
agency exclusively for the cable industry in 2006. In 2009,
SubscriberWise and TransUnion announced a joint marketing agreement for
the benefit of America’s independent cable operators. Today
SubscriberWise is a risk management preferred-solutions provider for the
National Cable Television Cooperative.
SubscriberWise contributions to the communications industry are
quantified in the billions of dollars annually.
Having directly prevented multitudes more child identity thefts than any
single individual including law enforcement professionals nationwide,
David Howe is recognized as one of the most productive and engaged child
identity theft experts of the 21st century. Howe’s expertise on the
subject of identity theft has been shared with virtually all levels of
state and federal law enforcement agencies including field agents from
the FBI. In 2014, Howe was contacted by IBM’s RedCell Counter Fraud and
Financial Crimes Intelligence organization for training and information
concerning child identity fraud.
Howe is also the highest FICO achiever in worldwide banking and
financial history. Howe is the only known individual – living or
deceased – to have obtained and documented simultaneous perfect FICO 850
and Vantage Scores across every national credit bureau. SubscriberWise
is a U.S.A. federally registered trademark of the SubscriberWise Limited
David Hoffer, 330-880-4848