Stealing Credit From A Baby
from the growing-concerns dept
With more publicity talking about identity fraud, and more people checking to make sure they haven't been victims of identity fraud scams, apparently the type of identity fraud that's on the rise is taking social security numbers from kids. It's still a small part of the total identity fraud problem, and it's not so much an online phenomenon as most cases involve family members, but it's much more problematic, as it's often not identified until many years later when the kid actually applies for a credit card. For all the data that the big credit firms keep on people, you would think they'd have something about a person's age.