Transforming the identity theft protection industry with world-class innovation
SONTIQ™ ANNOUNCES ADVANCEMENT IN FINTECH WITH PATENT-PENDING DIGITAL FRAUD PROTECTION FOR PAYMENTS SECTOR
Innovation Fuses Credit and Dark Web Monitoring with Mobile Threat Protection to Alert Consumers of Compromised Accounts and Hacked Credentials Related to Digital Payments
September 24th, 2020
Sontiq, the leader in Intelligent Identity Security, today announced a new disruptive pairing in Fintech for the payments sector – a patent-pending Digital Fraud Protection System designed to work with a broad array of electronic payment platforms, including cryptocurrency. The system utilizes proprietary systems, including fraud protection and monitoring services such as credit and Dark Web monitoring, to verify credentials associated with particular user accounts. It can also include Sontiq’s Mobile Attack Control™ capabilities to verify if a mobile device involved in the receipt of the electronic payment has been compromised by a nefarious source.
A real-world example of Sontiq’s patent-pending Digital Fraud Protection System occurs around Electronic Check Payments. If during the transmission of an eCheck, Sontiq identifies that the recipient’s email is fraudulent or has been potentially compromised, its Digital Fraud Protection System would then alert the sender, before the payment is transmitted. Sontiq’s Digital Fraud Protection System can also monitor fraud on devices connected to payment platforms. In this case, Sontiq can potentially detect and alert the sender if a phone connected to the payment platform Terminal was jailbroken or compromised.
“Our patent-pending Digital Fraud Protection System is a Fintech disruptor in the payments industry, as it’s platform agnostic and focused on protecting consumers’ extended digital financial footprints,” said Brian J. Longe, President and CEO of Sontiq. “This latest innovation is an additional component of our cloud-based Intelligent Identity Security platform. We will continue to transform the identity theft protection industry with proprietary, world-class, innovative features focused on fraud protection and increased security and privacy of the identities we are responsible for.”
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. https://www.transunion.com
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 best-in-class 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. https://www.sontiq.com