Mar 14, 2007

New Crime - Child Identity Thief

That's right moms, When you thought it could not get any worse out here raising children, a new threat arises. Many dumpster diving thieves are no longer looking just for your information, but the ultimate prize. Your Child's Information! Just image your son or daughter reaching 18, applying for college, or moving out into the real world.
Only to find out that had a gas card, or major credit card when they were only 13 years old.
Why Would Someone Do This? The reason is simple: Many parents do not check their child's credit report, and many young individuals do not check their credit reports until they enter college, or the workforce. Identity thief is very lucrative. The old saying was if you can't beat them, join them. Now the saying is more like.. If you can't beat them become them. If that bothers you as much as it bothers me, Check out LifeLock Identity Theft Prevention
This is is not just a credit monitoring system, but it is a real credit partner. Instead of being their after something happens, they are there to help prevent it from happening in the first place. This is a low cost was to protect yourself and your babies. I like this program because
  1. It's affordable
  2. Monitors my credit
  3. Stops Credit Card Solicitations
  4. Reduces my junk mail
  5. Locks my credit report
  6. 1 Million dollar guarantee if something goes wrong.

It is also a good idea to check with your insurance company to see what identity monitoring services they offer. as a customer of their you may be entitled to a discount on your insurance.

If you have been a victim of identity thief. Share your story with us so we can learn from your experiences.

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