Tuesday, October 10, 2006

5 Year Old with Bad Debt from Father's Identity Theft

5-Year-Old-with-Bad-Debt-from-Father's-Identity-Theft-audio post - click to play

Can you imagine how it must be for a kindergarten aged kid to be
in debt with collections agents harassing him for his milk money
just because his not so dear old dad stole his identity?

Well, a California dad was arrested recently after police found identity
theft associated items at the man's home which also revealed drugs.

Proving again the strong causal connection between identity
theft and meth
addiction, the father was booked for identity
theft and possession of a controlled substance.

Evidently, the drugs were a more powerful motivating force in his
life than any decency to not impact his young son's financial future
by committing identity theft against him before he was 5 year's old.

So, our tip for today is to be on guard against identity theft attempts
against your children by unsavory relatives. Investigate your options,
such as Lifelock, which offers limited identity theft protection for
kids under the age of 16 (provided an adult family member is already
a paid member).

Lifelock is one of the only services we know of which specifically
will provide identity theft prevention services for under age minors.

Special End Note:

Not many people know about how to prevent their children's
identity theft. Tell a friend about this podcast or article.
It's anonymous, free, and safe for you to share our tips.


At 11:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and this guy calls himself "Dad"?

There should be a special category of punishment for identity thieves who perpetrate crimes against innocent family members.

At 6:46 AM, Blogger agent99 said...

Evidently Senator Hillary Clinton thinks strongly about this topic as well as she has made public statements towards her support for additional legislation to protect children from these type of cases of identity theft.


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