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Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Awards Sontiq’s IdentityForce with Seal of Approval for Outstanding Identity Theft Protection & Educational Empowerment for Families and Children

October 21, 2021

On the heels of announcing an exclusive set of Digital Safety and Security features for families, Sontiq today announced its IdentityForce product brand has been awarded the Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval. The recognition comes from PTPA Media, Inc. for an unprecedented eighth year in a row. IdentityForce earned the seal through an unbiased review process involving more than 200,000 family-product testing volunteers.

Children are 51 times more likely to be a victim of identity theft than adults, according to a recent study by Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab. This danger is among the reasons Sontiq uniquely focuses on solving the cyber and identity threats facing families. The company’s Intelligent Identity Security (IIS) platform provides parents access to innovative and industry-first features like ChildWatch, which alerts parents to suspicious activity involving a child’s identity.

Demand for child identity protection has risen consistently since 2017. Just weeks before the 2017 Equifax data breach, Sontiq launched IdentityForce family plans. The massive breach triggered a year-over-year surge in identity protection adoptions that continues today. H1 2021 saw a 122% YoY increase in UltraSecure+Credit Family plans.

In addition to top-rated identity theft capabilities, every IdentityForce member also gains access to educational resources. These tip-filled, actionable materials provide parents with proactive steps they can take on behalf of themselves and their children to reduce fraud and scam risks. There are also a number of free webinars consumers can watch live or play on-demand, such as the recent Haunted by Identity Crime? How to Recognize the Top 5 Fraud and Identity Theft Scams webinar.

“What makes Sontiq’s IdentityForce stand out more than any other ID theft and cyberthreat protection solution is the unwavering commitment to helping families not just through their top-rated consumer plans, but by offering complimentary and impactful educational materials,” explained Sharon Vinderine, Founder and President of Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA). “This is a company that goes beyond the sale. Sontiq continually reinforces its commitment to help equip families and vulnerable communities by finding new channels to distribute ongoing and relevant knowledge. Through Sontiq and its holistic approach to safeguarding families, we’ll all be able to construct a greater barrier against identity theft and cybercrimes.”

In October 2021, Sontiq further expanded its commitment to families by announcing its Digital Safety and Security features. Built to safeguard families against cyberbullying, ransomware, and social engineering attacks, the features provide both resolution and reimbursement protection.

“It is humbling to sustain repeated acknowledgement by PTPA, one of the most recognized certifications in the marketplace,” said Donna Parent, Chief Marketing Officer at Sontiq. “We will continue the fight against identity theft and cybercrimes, while providing critical educational resources to all communities that need to stay ahead of the latest scams and threats. We realize it’s not just our members who rely on us; it’s also the most vulnerable – especially children and seniors. They all rely on us to help them stay proactive by empowering them with critical information that protects identities at every angle.”

About PTPA Media, Inc.
PTPA Media certifies innovative products that families can trust. By connecting manufacturers with consumers, PTPA Media helps companies serve their markets better and helps families identify products that have been tested and recommended by their peers. For more information, visit

About TransUnion (NYSE: TRU)
TransUnion is a global information and insights company that makes trust possible in the modern economy. We do this by providing an actionable picture of each person so they can be reliably represented in the marketplace. As a result, businesses and consumers can transact with confidence and achieve great things. We call this Information for Good®.

A leading presence in more than 30 countries across five continents, TransUnion provides solutions that help create economic opportunity, great experiences, and personal empowerment for hundreds of millions of people.

About Sontiq
Sontiq, a TransUnion company, is an intelligent identity security company arming businesses and consumers with a full range of award-winning identity and cyber monitoring solutions, as well as restoration and response offerings. Sontiq products empower millions of customers and organizations to be less vulnerable to the financial and emotional consequences of identity theft and cybercrimes. Sontiq has an outstanding track record for delivering high-touch support and fraud remediation services, demonstrated through its 99% customer satisfaction ratings.