Children and Identity Theft

Children and Identity Theft


When parents think about protecting
their children from online dangers, identity theft is probably not the first
thing that comes to mind, but it should be. According to a 2018 study by Javelin
Strategy and Research, more than 1 million children were victims of
identity theft or fraud in 2017 and two-thirds of those victims were 7 years
of age or younger. The Internet is a handy resource for children to learn,
communicate and entertain themselves. On the other hand, it can expose them to
virtual and real-world threats including identity theft. Why are children such
perfect targets? To an identity thief, they’re clean slates for opening new
lines of credit that may not be detected until years down the road when the
damage has already been done. As employees and their families become more
digitally dependent, identity theft protection is more important than ever
before. Medical and identity theft monitoring from MedCareComplete is the
best ally for employees and their families in today’s digital world.

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