Tag Archives: Children

Parents Are Panicked Over Kids’ ID Theft (Teens, Not So Much)

By Lynn Lionhood At first glance, it seems parents and teenagers are aware of the dangers of revealing too much personal information online, including on popular social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. A November study by the Pew … Continue reading

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Will your children go into Foster care if you die?

Children in Foster care are at a higher risk of Identity Theft Currently more than 10% of all children have had their Identity stolen. Children are 51 times more likely to be a victim of Identity Theft than an adult. … Continue reading

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Child Identity Theft Warning Signs

Child identity theft happens when someone uses your child’s personal information to commit fraud. The thief may use your child’s information to file for a fraudulent tax refund or deduction, to get a job, medical care, government benefits, utilities, a … Continue reading

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Identity Thieves are Destroying Our Children’s Future

Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement Hearing “Document Fraud in Employment Authorization: How an E-Verify Requirement Can Help” April 18, 2012 Testimony of Jennifer Andrushko Mother of child victim of SSN identity theft by an illegal alien for the … Continue reading

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Does Your Family have a Culture of Security?

There are numerous sources on-line for parents who want to help their children to make the correct decisions while participating in social networks. A couple are: The FTC’s OnGuardOnLine site covers what you need to know, where to go for … Continue reading

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CYBERBULLYING

Advice from the Federal Trade Agency: Cyberbullying is bullying or harassment that happens online. It can happen in an email, a text message, an online game, or comments on a social networking site. It might involve rumors or images posted … Continue reading

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House Committee on Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Social Security

Earlier this month the House Committee on Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Social Security held hearings on Identity Theft. Part of the testimony covered theft of children’s Social Security Numbers. Deanya Kueckelhan, Director of the Southwest Regional Office of … Continue reading

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