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iKarma Selects PhoneConfirm.com for Enhanced Identity Verification
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Paul Williams - CEO, iKarma Inc.
For immediate release:
JUPITER, FLORIDA -- May 3, 2006--iKarma Inc. has selected identity verification services from Across Communications Inc. to integrate with iKarma. As a leading provider of reputation management services, iKarma will benefit by adding an additional layer of identity verification to its online service.
Consumers have shown that they're willing to pay premium prices to do business with reputable service providers. What every business needs to capture this business is a trusted and credible way to showcase their good reputation. With this additional layer of identity verification, iKarma offers a real solution for any business no matter how large or small.
"We selected the PhoneConfirm.com solution from Across Communications after a nine month search," says Paul Williams, iKarma's CEO. "We found that credit based identity solutions required too much personal disclosure, and anonymous key based solutions weren't practical for our service industry user base. PhoneConfirm.com provides a quick and easy solution that works in over 200 countries, so it fits well with our plans for international expansion."
This service will provide iKarma with an automated, real-time, 24x7, global link a verified phone number during the sign-up process for each new iKarma profile or review. This optimizes the ability of iKarma to stop multiple accounts, spam-related reviews, repeat sign-ups and fake or harassing profiles. "We expect that PhoneConfirm.com will also enable iKarma to decrease legal, social and system costs while increasing online security, credibility and trust," says Scott Pitchford, President of iKarma.
"Because PhoneConfirm.com requires a simple correct response to an automated phone call, this service is far less intrusive than asking for credit-card information, but less easily faked than an anonymous email or street address," said Vadim Mazo, CEO, of PhoneConfirm.com. "It is not easy to constantly create new phone numbers that can be instantaneously verified during each profile sign-up. PhoneConfirm.com enables the verification of phone numbers that can then be tracked and "flagged" when associated with fraud, predatory behavior, scammers or spammers."
About iKarma, Inc.
iKarma Inc. is a public company that trades on the Pink Sheets under the symbol IKMA. Based in Jupiter, Florida, iKarma Inc. specializes in providing reputation and customer feedback systems for businesses and professionals. iKarma's mission is to help create prosperity and commerce by bringing greater trust and openness to business transactions. iKarma is a proud member of WOMMA, The Word of Mouth Marketing Association.
PhoneConfirm.com is a wholly owned service of Across Communications, Inc. and is one of a suite of leading communication services that enable trusted commerce and communications with confidence. Other Across Communications Inc. services include Email to Phone service and AcrossAlert.com. Across Communications platform was developed by Dana Consulting Inc., which also provides network monitoring, website monitoring and web server performance software for corporations worldwide.
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