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In the last three years, there have been 57,000 cases of child identity theft reported to the Federal Trade Commission. A new report from AllClear ID estimates that one in 10 U.S. children are victims.
Thankfully, AllClearID.com is now offering a new free service called ChildScan. With it, you get a ChildScan Report on your son or daughter that combs through credit records, employment records, criminal records and medical accounts to find out if a crook has been using your kid’s Social Security number.
In one case, AllClear found that a child's Social Security number was being used by six adults, all of whom had paired it with a different name and date of birth.
Protecting your child's identity is about to get a whole lot easier and cheaper thanks to a new free service in the marketplace.
The ChildScan rolls out as AllClear warns of the rise in child identity theft in a recent report. According to their findings, children are 35 times more likely to fall victim to ID theft than adults.
While the presence of your personal information in a criminal’s database might not mean that a fraud has already been committed, it might suggest that one may occur in the near future. Fortunately, the AllClear ID app also has the tools to protect you from identity fraud, and most of them are free.
There are a lot of tools out there for finding out whether your identity has been compromised. But the price of that eternal vigilance can put a serious crunch on your time—assuming that you even know where to find all those tools to guard against identity theft. AllClear ID knows.
Want to know if your identity has been stolen? Or if your or your child’s Social Security number is being pawned off on the Internet? There’s an app for that.
A Texas company is releasing a free mobile app today that will alert people if their personal data has been stolen and makes it into the hands of criminals.
Internet security experts have set up a system to alert Americans when sensitive personal information such as social security numbers and online banking log-in credentials turn up in the hands of cyber fraudsters.
A new iPhone app launched today will add a serious – but hopefully infrequent – note to the notifications that set your handset buzzing. AllClear ID will let you know when the FBI or other investigators have found your data in the hands of cyber criminals.
AllClear is putting security matters into consumers’ hands with AllClear Mobile ID for iOS. The new app will alert consumers when retailers, law enforcement and cyber security experts report that thieves have access to consumers’ bank account, credit cards, and Social Security Numbers.
What preventative steps can people take to guard against identity theft? That’s exactly the question AllClear ID is aiming to answer with its new mobile app for iOS devices.
Increasingly, children have become targets of identity thieves. Since children don't tend to file for credit until they are older, the problem can go undetected for years.
Thieves covet children's unused Social Security numbers because they can be more easy to use illicitly than those of an adult who already has a record, especially for items like cellphones and store-issued credit cards, says Bo Holland, chief executive of AllClear ID, a unit of Debix Inc.
With so many security breaches in the news lately, more people are rightly concerned about identity theft and making sure it doesn't happen to them. AllClear ID, the ID theft-monitoring service Sony has offered to victims of its network breach, has a free version open to everyone.
The recent spate of computer hacking and security breaches has heightened interest in credit and identity-theft monitoring services. Debix has started offering free versions of its surveillance system.
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A new report shows children are much more likely to be the victims of identity theft than adults, and that the crimes can go unnoticed for years.
Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab studied over 40,000 kids and found that over 10 percent of them had social security numbers that were being used by someone else.
Wouldn't you want to know if your eight-year-old was in foreclosure on a home in another state? Wouldn't you want to know if your three-year-old was in collection for a huge utility bill across town?