Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Widespread identity theft of minors reported again

Just as dead people are targets for identity theft, recent reports have covered children's identities being stolen, sometimes even by parents desperate to pay bills, as in this New York Times story by Ron Lieber in April 2015.

Typically, minors don't find out they have a problem until they are of college age and start trying to get their first credit cards, or first apartments and cars.  Kids who work while in college or even high school  have a better chance of finding out they have a problem earlier, as some employers will run checks.  

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