By Kate Sheehy
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says Virginia is one of 35 states settling a false advertising suit against a company that promised to protect consumers from identity theft.
The states, along with the Federal Trade Commission, brought false advertising claims against Lifelock Incorporated, a company in Arizona.
The company has heavily advertised its $10 a month fraud protection service for several years, promising that it was a "proven solution" that would protect consumers from fraud.
But on Tuesday, Lifelock agreed to pay $11 million in restitution to customers and $1 million to pay for the investigation.
The FTC and Cuccinelli's office say Lifelock also agreed to stop saying it protects against all types of identity theft.
Virginia's attorney general Ken Cuccinelli will face former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe in November to become Virginia's 72nd governor.