Parents have a long back-to-school checklist, from buying basic school supplies to signing up for after-school programs. Now, thanks to identity thieves, they have one more thing to worry about: protecting their children against identity theft.
The Identity Theft Resource Center reports a 300 percent increase in child identity theft calls at its call center. Children make easy targets because their credit histories aren’t likely to be monitored, and it could be years before fraud is detected.
Follow these tips to protect your child’s personal information throughout the school year:
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