Shocking That Thieves Now Target Children For Identity Theft!

Reblogger Emily Medvec
Real Estate Broker/Owner with eXp Realty LLC NM Broker License 16161
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Lizette Fitzpatrick has posted a blog on how Identity Theft thieves are successfully targeting children. Your 3 year old child or your 15 year old teenage could already be victim. Lizette's blog is following up on an ABC news story you may have missed. Pay attention now!

Original content by Lizette Fitzpatrick 205403

Shocking That Thieves Now Target Children

For Identity Theft!

Is It Time To Check Your Credit For A Home Loan?

Your identity may have already been stolen by thieves.

Maybe since you've been an infant!

 

Sounds simple, especially if you are at least 18 and have no debt, just getting started in life. I was watching ABC News a few nights ago with Diane Sawyer and there was a segment on child identity theft.

 

She said 1 in 10 infants and children have had their identity stolen by thieves. They open accounts after defaulting on others and can run up huge debt.Lexington KY Homes For Sale Lizette Realty - Lizette Fitzpatrick 859-979-2834

 

It can be years before parents can find out.


Imagine as you child comes of age and you are wanting him/her to establish credit and get

started in life.


That would be to buy a home also.

 

Places where the social security numbers can be stolen are hospitals, child welfare offices and schools.

 

What can you do as a parent?


Check in periodically with the credit reporting agencies and don't let your child give out the SS# to anyone without your permission. 





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Sharon Parisi
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Emily, thanks for calling our attention to this post with important information.

Jun 19, 2012 01:04 PM #1
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Karen Crowson
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Uggh. My kids are all grown, but I never even thought of counseling them on this when they were younger.

Jun 19, 2012 01:05 PM #2
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Oh great!  Now we not only have to carry them on the family insurance plan, but on the family credit report service plan as well?  Will it ever stop?

Jun 19, 2012 01:26 PM #3
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Thanks for reblogging this. I'm passing this on to my friends with children.
Jun 19, 2012 01:32 PM #4
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Wow, something I'd never even thought of, but I see how this could happen............amazing!  What next?

Jun 19, 2012 06:24 PM #5
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Emily Medvec
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Sharon, pass it forward, it is real.

Karen, the ABC news story had a range of examples and like adults their "credit" has to be cleaned up. It impacts if they can get into college or find employment. Financial literacy and economics needs to be taught in elementary school!

Kevin, sad but true and good idea to pull credit reports for 1 year olds!

Kathy, thank you and good idea!

Roger, there is technology and then there are humans. The good, bad and ugly uses of technology depend on how we use it. What's next is always up to us!

Jun 19, 2012 11:12 PM #6
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Emily I don't think that many parents would even think of running a credit report on their kids to see if anything funny was going on.  Any one that would do that to a child should be thrown in jail with some big guy named Bubba who wants to give him special attention.

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Emily, It is so true and have heard about cases where this has happened. With children getting their SSN's right after birth, it opens up all kinds of opportunity for exploitation.
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That is such a shame!  I have noticed that parents use their children's ss#'s to turn water services on... I guess they could do it with power too!

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