I owe $100,000.
I am turning 5 next week.
Imagine finding out that someone stole your sweet 4-year-old daughter’s social security number, created a fake identity, and racked up $100,000 in credit card debt.
Sad to say but you would actually be lucky to have found out this soon. Most child identity theft is not discovered until the child turns 18 and applies for a college loan or their first credit card. Then the devastating mess is uncovered. 66% of child identity victims are under the age of 8. That means that identity thieves have over 8 years to use children’s social security numbers. **
Why is this illegal activity going undetected? Because most parents don’t think about having to keep any eye on a child’s SSN because LEGALLY there SHOULD not be any activity associated with it.
We start voluntarily sharing our children’s social security numbers for legitimate reason such school, sports, camps, medical forms, etc. from the time they are born. Our children’s social security numbers are also being exposed with corporate data breaches.
So, what should parents do?
Here is one very good option. Parents can educate themselves about identity theft at www.IdentityProtectionPlanning.com
Identity Protection planning is a Connecticut founded by Dana Mantilia Coady. Dana is a business woman with 3 of her own children along with 4 additional step children. Protecting her children’s identities is very near and dear to her heart. Identity Protection Planning was developed to focus on educating, organizing, and protecting families from identity theft. There is a real need to help educate parents on the risks associated with both adult and child identity theft. Identity Protection Planning offers IDENTRON identity theft protection plans. www.IDENTRON.com
For roughly 80¢ a day a family of four will be protected. Identron provides the most comprehensive family identity theft protection available on the market today. The Identron Parent Plan provides complete protection for 1 adult and up to 4 children. See why Identron is different from any other identity theft protection company:
It is much better to be proactive about protecting your family from identity theft instead of dealing with the time, frustration and expense associated with cleaning up an identity fraud situation. Take 5 minutes of your day to check out which IDENTRON Plan suits your family’s needs – www.identron.com/plans. For roughly 80¢ a day a family of four will be protected.
Author’s Bio:” Dana Mantilia lives in Connecticut. She is a Mom, wife and business entrepreneur. Dana has earned status as a Certified Identification Protection Advisor from the Identity Management Institute. While researching and educating herself on the increasing risks associated with identity theft, she realized how prevalent child identity theft. After speaking with hundreds of everyday parents Dana recognized a lack of child identity theft awareness. She developed Identity Protection Planning LLC. A company that focuses on educating, organizing and protecting all family members (including minor children) from identity theft. “
*According to the Federal Trade Commission
**According to Javelin Strategy & Research
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