Child Identity Theft continues to be a growing issue and the criminals keep getting braver.
Thieves are targeting children because their stolen identity can go undetected for years.
Your child is at greater risk than you are for having their identity stolen
Preventing your child's identity from being stolen involves taking the necessary precautions before it's too late. Don't think it can't happen to your child.
How to Check for Possible Child Identity Theft
Use an identity protection service
It will be money well spent to prevent your child's information from being stolen.
Consider enrolling in Identity Force or LifeLock. They provide credit monitoring, credit alerts, lost wallet protection as well as many other services to protect you and your child from identity theft.
How to Report Identity Theft
Call the fraud units of the three main credit reporting bureaus
Equifax To report fraud, call (800) 525-6285 or write to P.O. Box 740250, Atlanta, GA 30374-0250.
Experian To report fraud, call (888) EXPERIAN or (888) 397-3742, fax to (800) 301-7196, or write to P.O. Box 1017, Allen, TX 75013.
TransUnion To report fraud, call (800) 680-7289 or write to P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton, CA 92634.
In summary, do all you can to prevent child identity theft.
Your child will thank you later.