Child Identity Theft: What Every Parent Needs to Know
Child identity theft is the fastest growing type of identity theft, a crime that affects some 10 million people annually. Each year more than 500,000 children are affected by identity theft – half of them under age six. Countless other cases go unreported because the thief is a relative or parent of the victim. This devastating crime can wreak havoc on a child's future opportunities; it can be difficult to prove, and even harder to undo the damage that has been done. Child Identity Theft speaks to parents everywhere, the majority of whom have no idea that their children's identities have become such prime targets for thieves and criminals.
Here, a veteran law enforcement professional and expert in child identity theft offers parents, educators, law enforcement officials, and others who care for or work with children an inside look at the ways in which children are vulnerable to identity thieves. Chappell presents the vital information in a question and answer format, offering not just information about how child identity theft happens, but also how to prevent it from happening, and what to do if it does.
Among other things, Child Identity Theft explains:
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Chapter 02 Recognizing How Child Identity Theft Happens
Chapter 03 Detecting and Reporting Identity Theft
Chapter 04 Dealing with Child Identity Theft
Chapter 05 Coping with the Emotional Fallout from Child Identity Theft
Chapter 06 Preventing Child Identity Theft
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