Who is watching your Child's ID
Identity theft isn't just an adult problem. ...
More than 1 million children were victims of identity fraud last year*
2/3 of victims under age 7
Every day, more and more social security numbers for children are sold on the dark web.
How does your child's social security number get into the wrong hands?
School Camps Sports Data Breaches
When a child starts school, camps and sports parents are filling out form after form with their
child's personal information, including social security numbers.
Parents typically do not check SSN activity for minor children. They feel that there is no need because
their children have not taken out any credit card or home loans.
However, that does not mean that someone else is not using their identity to do just that.
This can go undetected for years and years until your child attempts to apply for a loan or credit card.
By that time they may be dealing with unraveling years and years of defaulted accounts.
Protect your Family
* According to the Federal Trade Commission
Kids either do not realize how much personal information they
are exposing when they are on the internet.
Children have grown up online.
They do not understand the ramifications that result from
sharing either their own or a family members personal information online.