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Protecting Your Child's Identity

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Aug 24, 2017 10:00:00 AM

 

This week our Facebook feeds will be filled with first day of school pictures. We'll all adore those new shoes, crisp shirts, toothy smiles and stolen identities...wait...what? Unfortunately, back-to-school time is also back-to-fraud time. According to Javelin Research, students are 51 times more likely to become a victim of identity theft than adults¹.

School-aged children are popular targets of identity theft as the fraudulent use of their social security number can go undetected for years. College age students are also vulnerable as fraudsters seek to use their fresh credit history to get financing. The consequences can be immense, not only tarnishing your child's credit, but impeding their ability to file for federal student aide or get their first job. 

The best defense is a strong offense. Total identity monitoring services should cover not just you, but all of your children. Registering your children for ID theft monitoring is one of the most important things you can do for their financial future. It doesn't need to be time consuming or expensive, either.

We are here to help - and with Choice Checking, ID monitoring for your child is free. Members have saved $300 a year by enrolling in Choice Checking and cancelling other popular identity theft services.

Is your family protected? Learn more and get registered.  

 

 

 

1. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2016/08/26/identity-thieves-heading-back-school-too/89228142/ 

Topics: Identity theft, Fraud, cHOICE cHECKING

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