Kroll and Direct Marketing Centre Partner to Provide Identity Theft Restoration Solutions Across Canada


    TORONTO, July 12 /CNW/ - Kroll, the world's leading risk consulting
company, today announced a strategic alliance with Direct Marketing Centre
Inc. (DMC) to provide Identity Theft Restoration services in Canada.

    DMC, a unique third party administrator and solution provider to credit
card issuers, financial institutions, insurers, and corporate sponsors, will
market and administer Kroll's Identity Theft Restoration services, which help
identity theft victims restore their identities to pre-theft status.

    "Current statistics indicate that ID theft victims can spend anywhere
from a few to several hundred hours restoring their identity," said Jason
Lang, Kroll's director of Fraud Solutions in Canada. "While other programs may
offer credit monitoring or advice, Kroll helps victims restore their identity
by actually doing the restoration work on their behalf."

    "We are excited to introduce this service to Canadian customers through
our partnership with DMC," Lang added. "DMC is well known for its solid
experience delivering top quality services to the clients, employees, and
members of large sponsor organizations."

    "Identity Restoration will be available to the clientele of sponsoring
organizations through voluntary or inclusive programs," explained Chris
Gilliss, DMC's president. "We are pleased to be working with Kroll to bring
this unique service to individuals across Canada. No other company goes as far
as Kroll in taking away identity theft victims' heaviest task."

    About DMC

    Direct Marketing Centre Inc. is a third party administrator and solution
provider for various organizations. For the past 20 years, they have been
supplying insurance and non-insurance services to clients of major Canadian
and US Corporations, Credit Card issuers, Financial Institutions, Insurers and
Membership Organizations. Included in the services provided by DMC are Card
and Document Registry Service, Warranty Registry, Personal Information
Protection, Price Protection, and a long list of other product and services
enhancements.

    About Kroll

    Kroll, the world's leading risk consulting company, provides a broad
range of investigative, intelligence, financial, security and technology
services to help clients reduce risks, solve problems and capitalize on
opportunities. Kroll Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan
Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MMC), the global professional services firm.

    Kroll began providing identity theft solutions in 1999 and created its
Fraud Solutions practice in 2002 in response to increasing requests from
clients for counsel and services associated with the loss of sensitive
personal information, and related identity protection and restoration issues
facing organizations and individuals. Since then, Kroll's Fraud Solutions
clients have included Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, and
government entities dealing with healthcare, financial services, insurance,
consumer service, and any activity involving the collection and use of
personal information. Kroll's Fraud Solutions team presently serves over
10,000 businesses and millions of individual consumers.



For further information: Kroll Jason Lang, 866-579-0942 ext. 5015
(Toronto, ON) Director, Fraud Solutions Canada jasonlang@kroll.com OR DMC Jean
Hervieux, 905-305-4251 (Markham, ON) Director, Business Development
jhervieux@dmc.ca