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
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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