Term: child identity theft
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Can You Check Your Child’s Credit Report?

By Steven Shaw on 6/14/2013

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There seems to be no shortage of valuable information about “adult” identity theft, including a vast amount of crime statistics and prevention advice, yet such information about ID thieves targeting children — though at times equally damaging to the victim and often taking much longer to resolve — has received much less of the spotlight.

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5 Things to Do Immediately If Your Identity Is Stolen

By Steven Shaw on 1/16/2013

5 Things to Do Immediately If Your Identity Is Stolen

There are several things you should do if you are the victim of identity theft but here are the very first five actions to take as soon as you discover that you are a victim:
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Protect Your Children From Identity Theft

By Susan Cataldo on 5/25/2012

 With increased awareness surrounding the threat of identity theft, many adults are being much more careful about protecting their personal and financial information. But, there is a new segment of the population who don’t even have credit reports falling victim to identity theft at a shocking rate… young children. Children are the ideal target for identity thieves because a criminal can establish an identity under the child’s Social Security number and operate undetected for many years. By the time the parent, or the victim as a young adult, discovers the problem, there is often a long ugly history of fraudulent activity, bad credit, many thousands of dollars in debt, and often criminal behavior and arrests, even felonies. Unfortunately, repairing the situation can take many years, long legal battles, lots of money, and cost the victim dearly as they are unable to obtain credit, find a job, or possibly denied a drivers license. The crime takes a severe financial and emotional toll.

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