One of the fastest growing crimes in the United States happens to be the theft and exploitation of the identities of children. With so many young children using the internet or parents registering their children for programs online, many hackers obtain the social security numbers of their kids. In turn, the thieves apply for loans, credit cards, and overall ruin a child’s credit score before they’re even out of grade school.
There are some warning signs that can tip you off if your child’s identity has been compromised. If you get contacted by the IRS regarding your child’s income tax or get a phone call from a collection agency for services you didn’t receive, then it’s time to act! Request a credit check of your child’s information and then file a fraud report with the Federal Trade Commission. It is imperative to protect your child’s credit future. For a full article on this topic, click here:: Protecting your child’s digital identity