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Where, How & Why a Child’s Information Gets Exposed

DON'T BE SHY. ASK WHY WHERE, HOW & WHY YOUR CHILD'S INFORMATION GETS EXPOSED AS A NEW PARENT, YOU REGISTER YOUR NEWBORN FOR A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. YOUR TODDLER'S DOCTOR, DENTIST, DAYCARE REQUIRES NAME, SSN, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER & MORE. Is your baby's SSN already in use by an identity thief? Where are they storing your child's personal information? YOUR CHILD TAKES BALLET OR KARATE CLASSES, PLAYS SOCCER OR BASEBALL & ATTENDS SUMMER CAMP. YOUR CHILD ENTERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Why do the instructors, coaches, and counselors need so much information? Who has access to your child's school records? When? How long? YOUR CHILD IS OLD ENOUGH TO SHOP AT THE MALL ON THEIR OWN WITH FRIENDS. AT 15, YOUR TEEN IS TEXTING, SOCIALIZING ONLINE & TALKING ON THE PHONE CONSTANTLY. Who's listening in on their personal conversations? How secure are their passwords? What privacy setting do they use on their accounts? WHEN YOUR TEEN TURNS 17, HE/SHE APPLIES FOR A SUMMER JOB. AT 16, YOUR TEEN APPLIES FOR A DRIVER'S LICENSE. What will employers find when they look up their name and financial situation? What kind of information is or will be included in their public record? YOUR YOUNG ADULT IS HEADING TO COLLEGE AND APPLIES FOR A STUDENT LOAN. YOU FINALLY DISCOVER THAT YOUR CHILD'S SSN MAY HAVE BEEN USED FOR MANY YEARS BY SOMEONE ELSE WHO HAS ACCRUED DEBT YOUR CHILD WILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH. What if he/she is turned down due to a low credit rating? 10 NOW WHAT? 3 THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND: You can find out how your child's ID could be stolen. Visit IsMyKidAt to claim your Child Identity Safeguarding a child's SSN is essential to 142,000 child identity 1 theft cases are reported helping the m avoid becoming a statistic. If you're asked to provide annually', and 99% of cases cannot be discovered by just Theft Information Kit. checking their credit.? it...don't be shy, ask why. An identity monitoring service like Identity Guard' can help you monitor, protect, and recover from certain suspicious activities. Find out how at Sources * Javelin Strategy & Research. Child ldentity Theft Study, October 2008. *ID:Analytics. ID:A Labs Whitepaper 2011 Child identity Fraud Study, July 2011. IDENTITY GUARD.

Where, How & Why a Child’s Information Gets Exposed

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Children have become one of the biggest targets for identity thieves because of their clean credit histories that can be used for years before being discovered. This infographic shows you what signs a...


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