Yes, if someone has stolen your child’s personal information, it’s possible for accounts to be opened in your child’s name. To determine whether this has happened, you can contact the three major credit bureaus (Experian, TransUnion, Equifax) to see if your child has a file. Read More
At tax time, like most people, you are concerned about the bottom line: Will I get a refund or will I have to pay? Privacy may never enter your mind, but perhaps it should.
Identity Theft Red Flags and Address Discrepancies under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003: Comments to the Federal Trade Commission
Comments Submitted by:
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
National Consumer Law Center
US Public Interest Research Group (US PIRG)
World Privacy Forum
A Social Security number can be used to steal your identity (commonly called identity theft) to commit fraud, open new credit and bank accounts, get medical care/other benefits and obtain employment.Read More
Victims Speak Out on Identity Theft: A Survey of Identity Theft Victims and Recommendations for Reform
A CALPIRG/Privacy Rights Clearinghouse Report
By Janine Benner, CALPIRG; Beth Givens, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse; and Ed Mierzwinski, USPIRG.
I. Executive SummaryRead More