NORWALK, Conn. — Affinion, a noted ID theft and marketing firm for credit unions, has acquired CardCops, a Malibu, Calif.-based ID theft protection, data monitoring and analysis technology solutions leader. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“As a leader in credit monitoring and identity theft protection, we are excited to add CardCops and its advanced technologies to our already extensive fraud prevention and protection solutions business,” said Tom Rusin, chief revenue officer and general manager of Affinion Group. “CardCops is the premiere ID theft watchdog on the Internet, and this innovative company–combined with our strong suite of ID theft prevention products–is ushering in a new era of identity fraud protection.”

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