Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Identity theft targets children


If you have children or grandchildren, particularly of a young age, you need to think about guarding their financial information. Increasingly, those who steal Social Security numbers and other identifying information are targeting information from children, since it will likely be years before they ever access a credit report.

GOOD NEWS, though, according to Kiplinger.com's Cameron Huddleston: you CAN protect that information, and their latest article outlines how to do it.

Here's a statistic that will likely shock you - and hopefully prompt you to take some action:

About 400,000 children a year are victims of identity theft... They become victims when criminals get their Social Security numbers from medical records, mail tampering, computer searches or a stolen wallet with the child's card in it.

Click here to read more:

http://www.kiplinger.com/columns/kiptips/archives/protect-your-kids-from-id-theft.html

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