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NCJ Number: NCJ 244969     Find in a Library
Title: Safeguarding Your Child's Future: Child Identity Theft
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: US Federal Trade Commission
United States of America
Date Published: 05/2012
Page Count: 12
  Annotation: The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) booklet, Safeguarding Your Child’s Future, offers informative steps to help parents avoid, recognize, and repair the damage caused by child identity theft.
Abstract: Child identity theft involves someone who uses a minor’s personal information to commit fraud. A thief may steal and use a child’s information to get a job, government benefits, medical care, utilities, car loans, or a mortgage. Avoiding, discovering, and undoing the damage resulting from the theft of a child’s identity can be a challenge. A thief who steals a child’s information may use it for many years before the crime is discovered. The victim may learn about the theft years later, when applying for a loan, apartment, or job. This booklet provides information on how to keep your child’s personal information (Social Security number, birth certificate, birth date) safe; how to recognize the warning signs of child identity theft; how to check whether your child has a credit report; how to correct errors on your child’s credit report; and how to file an identity theft report with the FTC and the local police.
Main Term(s): Identity Theft
Index Term(s): Crimes against children ; Credit card fraud ; Credit fraud ; Child victims
Sale Source: US Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20580
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Country: United States of America
Language: English
   
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