Child identity theft

Carnegie Mellon University released the findings of a study conducted on the prevalence of identity theft against children.  This is a story that will be covered in depth in the article "How to Protect Your Child From Identity Theft" to appear in the upcoming May / June 2011 edition of The Quarter Roll. The Carnegie Mellon University study pointed out that:

-10.2% of children included in the research had their Social Security number stolen
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child identity theftChild IDs were used to purchase homes and cars, as well as, obtain drivers licenses, credit cards, and jobs
-The largest fraud of $725,000.00 was committed against a 16 year old
-The youngest victim was only 5 months old
-303 child victims were under 5 years old

You can see the report
here and you can learn much more about this story and how to stop your child from becoming a victim of identity theft when you subscribe to The Quarter Roll and receive the free May / June 2011 edition online.

 
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