Children As Identity Theft Targets: Just Say No to Oversharing Sensitive Information

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Check out this video and accompanying article from a Las Vegas news station that warns how “kids are really easy to manipulate and to victimize” because criminals often buy and sell children’s personal information over the Internet. The article also warns parents to question why anyone is requesting their kids’ Social Security numbers – and to not be afraid to decline offering it at all. For example, you do not have to turn over their Social Security number to play in youth sports leagues and various school activities. The fewer people who have access to your children’s sensitive personal information, the better.

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi’s manager of digital content strategy.