Protecting kids from identity theft

Identity theft is a growing problem, and thankfully there are dozens of services, public service announcements and commercials about how to protect yourself from it. But you might be surprised to learn that adults are not the only ones at risk of identity theft. Anyone with a Social Security number is at risk — and that means our kids, no matter how young, can have their identities stolen.

A child is issued a Social Security number shortly after birth, but recent high-profile cyber breaches, such as the IRS in 2015 and Equifax in 2017,

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