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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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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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