Jake Stroup

  • State-recognized expert on identity theft who has worked in the information technology field for more than 13 years after a tour of service in the U.S. Navy
  • Has worked closely with insurance agents and brokers across the country, helping them to provide legal and identity theft protection programs as employee benefits
  • Identified as an identity theft expert by The Institute of Fraud Risk Management


Jake is a former writer for The Balance who covered identity theft for almost five years. He's recognized as an identity theft expert by The Institute of Fraud Risk Management.

Jake has served on the Board of Directors of the Indiana State Association of Health Underwriters, which provides continuing education for insurance professionals in the midwest. He was also an independent contractor with Pomeroy IT Solutions. 

He is currently the owner of Slight Edge Group, an identity theft education organization.



Jake attended Holmes Theological Seminary in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied computer technology at Ivy Tech. 

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