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Back to School Cybersecurity Tips for all Ages

By |2019-03-27T21:26:31+00:00September 9th, 2016|Cyber Security, Online Safety|

Children are lucrative targets for identity theft because of their clean credit. In a report by Carnegie Mellon CyLab, 10.2 percent of children had someone else using their Social Security number (SSN). Identity thieves can cause serious damage to a child’s credit with the use of a single identifying element: SSN. A child’s SSN can [...]

Child Identity Theft: How to Keep Your Kids Safe

By |2019-03-27T21:26:35+00:00April 22nd, 2016|Online Safety|

You may not realize, but children are just as much at risk for identity theft as adults. Many times, the effects of child identity theft may be more severe in instances of a compromised Social Security number (SSN). Just think, the SSN of a child typically remains unused until the age of 18, leaving years [...]