Parents Internet Guide - Parental Controls

A Parent's Guide to the Internet and it's Dangers to Children, and Parental Controls software information.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Easiest Identity Theft Targets are Kids

This is because identity theft may not be realized until years later. For instance, when your child tries to open a new bank account or apply for a credit card. Indications that your child's identity may have been stolen:
  • Pre-approved credit card offerings arrive in the mail for your child.
  • Bank, credit card or other financial statements arrive in the mail for your child (excluding accounts held jointly by you and your child).
  • Collection agency notifications or calls to your child.

Identity thieves get personal information from the Internet and use it on credit card applications. Talk to your child about the identifying information they put on the Net and the what could happen if it got into the wrong hands.

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