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ICBA and MasterCard Team for Peace of Mind Program; Continue Effort to Distribute Tips for Safeguarding Data
Washington, D.C. (May 7, 2007)—The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and MasterCard Worldwide have re-signed an agreement to work together to help community bank customers keep credit and debit card information safe from fraud. Called the Peace of Mind program, this is the second year ICBA and MasterCard have worked to raise awareness of ways to safeguard personal financial information.
"ICBA is pleased to renew its partnership with MasterCard so that our community bank members can continue to help their customers avoid the heartache of credit card fraud," said Karen Tyson, ICBA senior vice president and director of communications. "ICBA member community banks nationwide have already taken advantage of the Peace of Mind program, and with our continued efforts more will be able to participate in the future."
The partnership between ICBA and MasterCard was designed to enhance community banks' efforts to communicate with their customers about simple, yet important, ways to keep credit and debit card information safe from fraud. The Peace of Mind program is a consumer education program that offers free posters and brochures with tips reminding consumers how to keep their credit and debit card information secure. There is no charge for materials.
"MasterCard is pleased to continue this important effort with the ICBA," said Patrick Dwyer, vice president, MasterCard Worldwide. "Helping consumers understand the steps they can take to avoid fraud is important to MasterCard, and this partnership with the ICBA is an integral part of that effort."
For more information, or to order material, visit the consumer education and resource section of www.icba.org and click on ICBA/Mastercard Peace of Mind Program.