Did you know that children under the age of 18 are twice as likely as their parents to become victims of identity theft? Thieves prefer to steal a child’s identity because they usually have a clean credit report and it’s as easy as having access to their name or address.
So, how do we protect our kids?
- Be very selective with who has their personal information.
- Keep social media sites private and marked invitation-only.
- Make sure you know who your children are connecting with on the Internet.
To learn more about how to keep your children safe from identity theft, contact The Phoenix Company.
Blog posted by: Patrick Turlington, CIC