Children and Identity Theft

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Think Glink Media

Children may not be the first thing you think of when you think of identity theft but in today's Equifax Finance blog, expert Peter Schroenrock reveals that children might be 51 times more likely to be victim to identity theft

Without the same credity history as an adult, you might ask yourself what kind of personal information might be a target for identity theft

  • Social security number
  • Address and phone number
  • Student ID number
  • Email address
  • Medical ID number
  • Health insurance ID number
  • Bank account numbers

 

How can you protect your children from identity theft? There isn't much legislation out there regarding a child's credit report but there are some services available to protect it. Click the full post for 6 offerings to protect your children's identity

 



Ilyce Glink is the author of several books, including 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask and Buy, Close, Move In!. She blogs about money and real estate at ThinkGlink.com, The Equifax Personal Finance Blogand CBS Moneywatch She is Chief Content Strategist at RealtyJoin.com, a community for real estate investors.

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It's a big deal....I see it quite a bit.  Good words to protect the youth in more than just their innocence!!!!

Mar 27, 2012 12:41 PM #1
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I am still monitoring my 22 year olds credit and teaching her along the way to be careful.

Mar 28, 2012 05:08 AM #2
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Lot of agents in this office have children. Think I will print and distribute your post. Great information, thanks.

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A lot of the crime is in opportunity because parents don't think to check. Once parents are more aware, the theft should hopefully decrease.

 

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