Identity Theft

The newest victims are children. I saw a piece this morning on a 17 year old who went for his first job-he was rejected because his credit stunk! Someone had stolen his social security number when he was seven years old and trashed his credit for ten years. Police figure the identify theft happened when his mother took him to his pediatrician for a routine check up. Why do we need to give out the social security number for a seven year old? Best advice-don’t ever give out your child’s social for something like a doctors visit. It looks like you should run a credit report once a year on your child just in case!

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