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
Hearing on Data Breaches, Panel One: Data Breach Law and Identity Theft Prevention: Testimony to the U.S. Senate Judiciary and Banking Committees
Chairpersons Jackson and Correa, and members of the Senate Judiciary and Banking Committees:
Thank you for the opportunity to testify today on the topic of data breaches.
It’s always important to protect your Social Security number (SSN), but it’s extra important to do so around tax time. Read More
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
Almost everyone has records containing personal information (Social Security number, financial information, medical history, etc.) around their home. You can help protect yourself from identity theft by properly destroying your old paper and digital records when you no longer need them.Read More