MyPublicInfo Provides Unique Identity Scoring Service to Motivano's Clients

Electronic Payments Solutions Provider Now Offers Clients Discounted Access to IdentitySweep

ARLINGTON, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 17, 2006 -- MyPublicInfo (, a leading provider of identity scoring and monitoring solutions for consumers, and Motivano (, the top B2B provider of electronic payment solutions for employee benefits and consumer-directed health care (CDHC) accounts, today announced their partnership to provide Motivano clients with IdentitySweep at a discounted price. IdentitySweep is one of the first identity scoring services for consumers.

"This partnership is a natural fit," says Pat Dane, Chief Revenue Officer of MyPublicInfo. "Motivano ensures the safe transaction of employees' payments and IdentitySweep is the ultimate tool to monitor that all components of a consumer's identity are safe transaction after transaction."

Identity scoring is a technology that scans public records to monitor the different components of a consumer's identity individually (Social Security number, name, address, credit card information...) and can quickly detect irregularities such as an SSN being used in conjunction with a mismatched name.

IdentitySweep is the only service that provides comprehensive, proactive identity theft protection. It analyzes the suspicious activity to provide a 'risk score' that indicates how much and for how long a consumer's identity has been compromised. It searches Internet newsgroups, search engines, blogs, and hundreds of thousands of chat rooms and websites looking for personal and financial information. It instantly notifies consumers by email of any suspicious activity related to their personal information before the consumer is victimized. This technology works much faster than the credit card and credit bureau monitoring services, which alert a consumer after they become a victim. It also scans the online directories that list a consumer's information and requests removal of that information to prevent abuse by telemarketers and identity thieves.

Motivano provides employees with an easy and secure way to pay for a variety of services. Motivano's technology and flagship product, the SmartFlex™ debit card, is a prepaid Visa card that enables employees to pay for qualified healthcare, dependent care, transit, and parking expenses with pre-tax dollars, all while using just one card. Motivano's intuitive payment card technology debits the appropriate account, checks real-time balances, and helps prevent inappropriate use.

"Our partnership with MyPublicInfo further reinforces the security of our transactions," says Seif Saghri, CEO of Motivano. "We pride ourselves on the quality of our services and IdentitySweep is the best product to complement our offer. It allows our clients to verify that their identity is safe at all times."

About Motivano

Motivano is the leading provider of electronic payment solutions for employee benefits and consumer-directed health care (CDHC) accounts. Motivano's technology and flagship product, the SmartFlex™ debit card, is used to maximize the benefits of FSA, HRA, HSA, Transit/Parking and Dependent Care accounts. Motivano offers a single, multi-purse debit card and was the first company to offer a combined prepaid card for FSA, HSA, HRA, Dependent Care, Transit/Parking and Overflow accounts. Motivano services over 150 third party administrators and health plans, as well as thousands of their corporate clients. Many Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies and their employees look to Motivano's services to simplify and lessen the costs of their healthcare experience. A partial list of Motivano's clients includes: Citigroup, GlaxoSmithKline, Time Warner, Aon, Blue Cross of California and Wachovia Securities.

About MyPublicInfo

MyPublicInfo, Inc. (MPI) is a subsidiary of BrightStar (OTCBB: BTSR). MyPublicInfo was founded in Arlington, Virginia in 2004 and is the leading provider of consumer identity and public records management services. MPI sells the most comprehensive consumer products available through and, partner web sites, and other marketing channels. MPI also provides a free identity theft risk assessment service called National Fraud Score, accessible at For more information or orders, please go to

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