A child's Social Security number can be used by identity thieves to apply for government benefits, open bank and credit card accounts, apply for a loan or utility service, or rent a place to live.
You can take steps to protect your child’s identity from misuse:
Several signs can tip you off to the fact that someone is misusing your child’s personal information and committing fraud. For example, you or your child might:
If you think your child's information is at risk, check whether your child has a credit report.
Contact each of the 3 nationwide credit reporting companies.
Update your files.
If your child’s credit report shows the child’s information is being misused, call each credit reporting company. Ask each company to remove all accounts, account inquiries, and collection notices from any file associated with your child’s name and Social Security number.
Contact every business where your child’s information was misused. Ask each business to close the fraudulent account and flag it to show it resulted from identity theft.
Ask each company to put a fraud alert on your child’s credit report. Contact one company. It will then contact the other two.
File a fraud report with the Federal Trade Commission at www.identitytheft.gov or by calling 1-877-IDTHEFT.
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