child credit: Child Identity Theft: Protecting Your Child’s Identity - 07/29/20 05:54 AM
Do you have a kid who has gotten a pre-approved credit card offer in the mail? If so, their identity might have been stolen. Child ID theft is when a person uses a minor’s Social Security number to commit some type of fraud, which can include opening credit cards, taking out a loan, or even applying for government benefits.
Something like this can go on for years, and you might not even know it. But there are things you can do to protect your child’s identity, so keep reading.
How Does Child Identity Theft Occur and What are the Warning Signs?
In general, child … (2 comments)

child credit: Freezing Your Child's Credit: What You Need to Know - 05/03/18 07:03 AM
You might not think about this, but identity thieves really want your child’s Social Security number. If they get this number, they can do a lot, including buying a car, renting an apartment, opening a credit card account, or getting a mortgage. The Social Security numbers of children are great for the bad guys for several reasons:
Generally, children have a clean record Crooks can use these numbers to obtain credit Kids usually don’t check out their credit reports until they go to college or buy a car or home. So, the crook can get away with it for years. As … (10 comments)

child credit: How to freeze your Child’s Credit - 03/07/16 10:08 PM
Identity thieves are after children’s Social Security numbers. With this number, a thief can do so many things like open a credit card account and rent an apartment. Kids’ SSNs have great appeal to crooks because:
A child’s record is usually very clean. This means fertile opportunities for new credit lines. Kids usually don’t check their credit reports and thus the fraud can go undetected for years. Parents should consider putting a freeze on their kids’ credit. Simply getting the credit monitored will not prevent thieves from opening accounts using the child’s SSN. A freeze does literally that: blocks a fraudster from doing … (0 comments)

 
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