Stealing From Kids


Parents should monitor their children's credit reports and teach kids how to protect their personal information, according to a new guide published by the Federal Trade Commission.

The guide gives tips for protecting against Child Identity Theft, including: keeping birth certificates and other documents locked up, only sharing personal information online through secure connections and teaching children to use “strong” passwords.

Incidents of Child Identity Theft should be reported to the three major credit agencies (Equifax, Experian, TransUnion) as well as the FTC.

Read the guide here.

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