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Who is watching your child's identity?

More than 1 million children were victims of identity theft or fraud last year, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Two-thirds of those victims were age 7 or younger. Every day, more and more social security numbers for children are sold on the dark web.

How does your child's social security number get into the wrong hands?

The risk starts as soon as your child is assigned a social security number. Data breaches such as the one that Equifax experienced exposed 147 million people's personal information including their social security numbers. Also when a child starts school and sports parents are filling out form after form with their child's personal information, including social security numbers.

Use of a child's identity can go undetected for a very long time. It is very unusual for a parent to check the credit of any of their minor children. Parents know that their children have not taken out any credit card or home loans. However, that does not mean that someone else is not using their identity to do just that. This can go undetected for years and years until your child attempts to apply for a loan or credit card. By that time they may be dealing with unravelling years and years of defaulted accounts.

Identron does not solicit minors or collect any data except from a parent or legal guardian.

- With ChildLock your child's personal information is monitored and you will be alerted to any suspicious activity.

- SSN Tracker alerts you if there's an unfamiliar name, alias, or address associated with your child's social security number. Child Lock protection also provides up to $1 million in lost or stolen funds