Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Child Identity Theft Is Real

This post is sponsored by Identron. Nevertheless, my opinions are my own.







I admit, my kids spend more time online than they probably should. I always remind them never to share personal information.

But what happens if they do?

Or what happens if they get hacked and the personal information is stolen?





Unfortunately, it can happen and your children might not even know until they are adults. I hate the thought of someone using their social security numbers but it can easily happen offline too. How often do you fill out forms and have to put a social security number down? I think of all the times I wrote it down for school forms, and sometimes you don't know who is seeing those papers.

And what about all those data breeches I keep hearing about?



There were MILLIONS of identity theft victims in 2018 and I don't want my kids to be one of them. 25% off all children will be affected before they turn 18, * and this is a frightening number to me.

Sometimes we assume that identity theft is an adult problem, and this is completely wrong.







I'm grateful that Identity Protection Planning is available. They offer IDENTRON plans which offers family coverages INCLUDING minor children. There is real time SSN & Credit Bureau monitoring with alerts, dark web scanning, plus so much more. You can cancel at any time if you aren't happy.


There are different plans to choose from--one is less than $10 a month.

All the plans come with a one million dollar insurance policy, and you'll get a protection kit which comes with rapid response DNA kits, RFID card covers, and Dennie, their mascot, who is a privacy webcam cover.

Seriously, there are people that can hack webcam too. It's scary.




The IDENTRON plans give me peace of mind. My favorite is obviously the Parent Plan, and you can sign up here. I love that it will protect up to four children's social security numbers.





I feel more at ease with plans like this. You just never know these days, unfortunately. I would hate for my kids to start college and be told that they are already in debt because someone has stolen their social security number. So I want to do what I can to keep my kids safe. Always.




Have you ever been a victim of identity theft?




*According to the federal trade commission




32 comments:

  1. Child identity theft is rapidly developing into a major threat that urgently needs the attention of all moms and dads. Glad to know about these initiatives you have discussed.

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  2. Until now, I hadn't realised that child identity theft was a thing. Glad to know there's a product that can help

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  3. Scary! Great that there is protection for it!

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  4. Identity theft is a real thing and something I worry about. Why am I not surprised that people pick on children as well. Being protected is extremely important.

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  5. This scares me so much about children and the internet. I don't have small children in the home but do have grandchildren that I remind often about that problem. This is a great idea for their parents.

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  6. It's so important to speak to our children about identity theft. It's never too soon to start educating. I have to make sure to look into this service.

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  7. oh wow!!! I had no idea child identity theft is a thing!!! This is a very important issue that every parent should be made aware of. I am sharing this article. Thank you.

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  8. I have to admit I had never thought about how child identity theft might happen. That is such a scary thing and definitely something that should be spoken about more.

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  9. Yes! You can never be too careful. It's crazy to me that this happens.

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  10. Those are some scary statistics! Identity Protection Planning sounds like a good idea.

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  11. Such a smart idea!! I need this for peace of mind now that my kids are both spending a lot of time online!

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  12. My kids spend a lot of time online too. My husband has had his identity stolen before. It was a real mess. Another time we found someone had stolen our bank account info and almost wiped us clean. We got it all back but it was a mess. I'll have to look into this more with my kiddos in mind. I have been hearing more about identity theft of children more and more.

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  13. Oh wow! I ever noticed this before and I am glad that you share about this issue. And that is very alarming for the parents! We should always look at them! Thanks for that information, I definitely share this!

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  14. Well this is just scary! Who would even think to stoop so low as to steal a child's identity! Ugh. Some people...

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  15. I suppose if it happens to adults it will be the same for children too. I can't believe people do things like this but you hear it happening all the time. The insurance sounds interesting.

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  16. I never knew about this threat but I agree it must be horrifying. It is very important to apply protection from this as well

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  17. I need to check out this. This is much needed and $10 is not much if it comes to secure from hackers

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  18. With the children fully immersed with online stuff these days, this would help protect them. I will definitely check this out.

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  19. This is so scary! I try to educate my children about the things they should and should not disclose online, but it is good to know that there is backup protection available!

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  20. I am really scared that this might happen to any of us. My parents are not really techy and almost always give out all the information online. We definitely need this!

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  21. I thought it only happens to adults as I have faced it but child identity theft? I seriously had no idea about it until now.

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  22. I had heard of identity theft but had no idea it was targeting children that much. So scary! thanks for all the info!

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  23. This actually happened to my family when I was younger. My mom went to claim my brother on her tax returns when he was about 10 or 11 and they wouldn't let her because someone was using his social security number somewhere else. It was a LONG process to claim it back due to his being underage and not being able to do any of the stuff himself!

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  24. This is something that I have never considered. This is a crazy world that we live in.

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  25. I didn't think child identity theft was real until I watched a very eye-opening documentary about it. So thank you for spreading the word about it.

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  26. Actually we have been victims of identity theft. It's horrible. I"m glad you are teaming up and spreading the word about this stuff.

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  27. I have heard about it happening to people but never had it happen to a child close to me. Although it's crazy the kind of information we give out now so not giving as much out can be very important when you have kids. They need protection from this kind of theft as well and that's kinda sad.

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  28. WOW! This is terrifying!! I haven't really heard of this happening before but now I can see just how easy it must be to do and what a real worry it is!

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  29. That's quite scary. Good that my son is only 3 and he is not very interested in Internet and all those things but I will need to think bout it when he will be older

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  30. I have never been a victim but yes we mommies must be aware of our children's activity. Thanks for sharing such valuable information.

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  31. I always have something like this in the back of my mind when it comes to my son's identity. It's great that there are some tools and resources in place to help prevent theft from happening. I'll definitely be looking into some of these. Thanks for sharing!

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