November 16, 2016

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IdentityForce Makes Unprecedented Industry Move Offering Free ChildWatch to Employers to Help Protect Against Child Identity Theft

What’s that saying? “Your opinion is none of my business.” Recently though I was polling my Facebook community about children and cell phones, and I really wanted their opinion. It was sparked from a recent post, “Should Kids Have Cell Phones: How Young is Too Young?” I was asking at what age did my friends allow their children to have cell phones – of course I saw a flood of various ages for various reasons posted.

There are many hot topics, especially right now post the U.S. presidential election, that elicit a myriad of opinions. Parenting advice is certainly one I’ve personally seen capture the attention of people whom I don’t regularly see post on social media.

So, when it comes to children everyone’s nature is to protect them, and not make decisions that have them growing up too soon, or giving them too much responsibility too fast. Having two small boys of my own, I can absolutely relate to this. I also find brands that truly care about children to be very admirable. General Mills, Ford Motor Company, Target, and many others have found creative ways to help children and their families.

free child identity theft protectionI am also extremely proud that IdentityForce, the company I work for, can also be added to this list of companies that “cares for children.” The company announced on Tuesday, November 15th, a free ChildWatch identity theft management solution for organizations who sign up to deliver the UltraSecure or the UltraSecure+Credit products to their employees. These employees will in turn be able to sign up to receive full identity protection coverage of unlimited children* living in the same household for no additional charge.

“Children are often the invisible victims of identity theft as their social security numbers are considered pristine, and in the hands of skillful thieves there’s a tremendous amount of financial devastation that can occur. There’s also a lot of runway before adulthood, which means this theft can go unnoticed for years,” explains Steven Bearak, CEO of IdentityForce. “We’re committed to protecting what matters most and we believe that by providing unlimited ChildWatch protection, we’ll help deliver peace of mind to the families of the employers we serve.”

And, child identity theft is certainly something to take seriously. About 1.3 million kids are affected annually and 50% are younger than six-years-old, according to Robert Chappell Jr., a 30-year law-enforcement veteran and author of the book “Child Identity Theft: What Every Parent Needs to Know.”

Learn more about how to protect your children, or if you are interested in in adding identity theft protection as a benefit to your employees, the team at IdentityForce is ready to help.

*CHILDREN are defined as dependents 26-years-old and under. Children will receive a tailored identity protection product – ChildWatch – only available with an UltraSecure or the UltraSecure+Credit membership. IdentityForce identity protection enrollment is limited to employees and their eligible dependents. Offer only available through employer-based benefits program.

*IMPORTANT NOTE: To be sure members receive all the identity protection services that they are entitled to from IdentityForce, they must fully complete the information requested in their personal dashboard. Please be aware, if they do not provide IdentityForce with additional information about themselves or their dependents, we can only help protect the information that has been provided. If they do not utilize all the identity protection services they are entitled to receive, they will not be eligible for a refund for any services that go unused. In addition, no one can guarantee that they can prevent all identity theft and they may still become a victim of identity theft even if they use our services. Our monitoring services may not uncover all suspicious activity and alerts require subscriber’s current email address. Fully managed restoration requires subscribers to sign a limited power of attorney.

Donna Parent

Senior Vice President of Marketing at IdentityForce
Prior to joining IdentityForce, she was the Vice President of Marketing at Aternity (acquired by Riverbed Technology), a leading provider of End User Experience (EUE) and application performance monitoring solutions. She also led Marketing Communications at SteamBase Systems (now part of TIBCO Software), where her work was instrumental in solidifying StreamBase’s position as the market leader of high-performance Complex Event Processing (CEP) solutions. When she’s not focused on strategic marketing initiatives, Donna enjoys spending quality time with her husband Paul, and their two sons.