Courtesy of Kids.gov
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America. Criminals use stolen identities to make purchases, and when the crime is discovered, the crooks move on, leaving their victims to deal with the fraudulent debts. National Protect Your ID Week, October 20-27, encourages everyone to take steps to protect their identities.
Even a child’s identity can be stolen. As a parent, it is important for you to know what steps to take to keep your child’s identity safe. Below is a list of kid-related links that can help:
• Safeguarding Your Child’s Future
• Federal Trade Commission Facts for Consumers
• College Students and Identity Theft
Posted on Wed, October 17, 2012
by Karin Park