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Providing Services for Child Victims of Identity Theft
 
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I just wanted to tell you that this is a great program. I learned a lot from this discussion and I have been in Law Enforcement for 28 years! Thanks for your time, expertis, as well as OVC with selecting...
Kevin Coffey
07/08/2009
arrow icon I'd love to talk with you more. Email me at lfoley@idtheftce...
Linda Foley
07/08/2009
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What should parents do if there child is a victim if idt and the child is deceased but received SSN before 1st birthday?
Sheila Yates
07/08/2009
arrow icon This is sad but easily fixed. File a police report with any ...
Linda Foley
07/08/2009
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What is the best way to structure outreach for advocacy to reach victims or potential victims of identity theft?
Reesa Joyce
07/08/2009
arrow icon ITRC has a section on its website called Teen Space. It is a...
Linda Foley
07/08/2009
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As a UK expert on identity fraud, this issue has not emerged at all over here. what are its forms and what financial benefit might offenders receive outside impersonating a child who died?
Michael Levi
07/08/2009
arrow icon Actually you have a lot of child identity theft going on acc...
Linda Foley
07/08/2009
arrow icon We often see this crime committed by parents whose credit is...
Paula Pierce
07/08/2009
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What states are the most progressive related to mandates for judges related to child ID Theft with the parent as perpetrator?
Robin Finegan
07/08/2009
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Linda Foley
07/08/2009
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Paula Pierce
07/08/2009
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How do you provide services for child victims of identity theft? what kind of program is this? Where is this program?
Randi Rosen
07/08/2009
arrow icon Just identity theft victims- any type of identity theft, not...
Linda Foley
07/08/2009
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Paula Pierce
07/08/2009
arrow icon Just identity theft victims or all victims?
Randi Rosen
07/08/2009
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Linda Foley
07/08/2009
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When you get a 19 year old who just found out his mother stole his identity when he was 2 and has been using it since, what are his options besides filing a police report? How do you break the news to the ...
Nikki
07/08/2009
arrow icon I agree with Paula. Just an FYI on emotional impact: In 200...
Linda Foley
07/08/2009
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Paula Pierce
07/08/2009
arrow icon I have to say more: If they file a police report it could re...
Linda Foley
07/08/2009
arrow icon ITRC feels strongly that the theft and use of an innocent ch...
Linda Foley
07/08/2009
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Any recommendation for the public to have their children's name run for a criminal want/warrant check? All of the ID monitoring services only check credit issues, they don't tell you if someone has been i...
Kevin Coffey
07/08/2009
arrow icon I have not personally handled a case for a foster child vict...
Paula Pierce
07/08/2009
arrow icon I would think a parent could run a background check via a co...
Linda Foley
07/08/2009
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Is there any hard copy information that we can distribute?
phyllis watkins
07/08/2009
arrow icon Yes! Download anything from our website free of charge. Go ...
Paula Pierce
07/08/2009
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Linda Foley
07/08/2009
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Is ITRC involved with any state child welfare or juvenile justice agencies to help them address the problem of identity theft with "wards of the state" (children in custody), either preventative ...
Howard Davidson
07/08/2009
arrow icon Not officially, just advising as plans are being prepared. A...
Linda Foley
07/08/2009
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I work for the U. S. Postal Inspection Service and I'd like to know if you have material specific to identify theft of children's social security numbers.
Charlotte Sande
07/08/2009
arrow icon Hi Charlotte, ITRC has 3 fact sheets on child identity theft...
Linda Foley
07/08/2009
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If a parent suspects their minor child is a victim, can they place the initial 90 day fraud alert directly through the credit bureaus automated telephone system OR must they request it in writing along wit...
Theresa
07/08/2009
arrow icon In my experience, a fraud alert for a child must be requeste...
Paula Pierce
07/08/2009
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Linda Foley
07/08/2009
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Is there a best practice for assisting child victims where the parent or caregiver is the perpetrator? How is this sensitive issue handled?
Savannah
07/08/2009
arrow icon In many cases, a parent/caregiver is the perpetrator. One th...
Paula Pierce
07/08/2009
arrow icon See the answer to Suzanne. They need support from advocates....
Linda Foley
07/08/2009
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Do you have any examples of minors who were either victims or suspects of ID theft while the suspect in the case was missing or listed as a run-a-way? Kids whom are chronic runaways are known to assume ot...
Kevin Coffey
07/08/2009
arrow icon ITRC recommended a law in California that if a person is giv...
Linda Foley
07/08/2009
arrow icon It's a huge problem. Not just with runaways but with what I ...
Paula Pierce
07/08/2009
arrow icon You are bringing up the topic of criminal identity theft and...
Linda Foley
07/08/2009
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What would you suggest to a parent who wants to freeze their minor childs credit files as a means of preventing Id Theft?
Theresa
07/08/2009
arrow icon It cannot be done if the child is not a victim because a cre...
Paula Pierce
07/08/2009
arrow icon You cannot freeze a report that doesn't exist. If they suspe...
Linda Foley
07/08/2009
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Have any of the credit monitoring companies created any special ID theft programs dealing with ID theft and minors? Do you have any websites and or resources that deal specifically with ID theft of mino...
Kevin Coffey
07/08/2009
arrow icon Yes, ITRC is aware that programs are being developed. Probab...
Linda Foley
07/08/2009
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If a minor is a victim of a credit card bust out scheme (ssan#s were obtained to open up credit cards), how can we obtain the parents' contact information to inform them of this so that they can take whate...
Advocate
07/08/2009
arrow icon I can envision an organized criminal scheme in which minors ...
Paula Pierce
07/08/2009
arrow icon How would you know the person is a minor? The thief would us...
Linda Foley
07/08/2009
arrow icon I would contact local law enforcement for assistance with lo...
Paula Pierce
07/08/2009
arrow icon Unfortunately, there would be no way to contact that parent....
Linda Foley
07/08/2009
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How do kids over 18 typically find out they were victims when they were younger?
Sheila
07/08/2009
arrow icon The list is endless, but a typical situation occurs when a c...
Paula Pierce
07/08/2009
arrow icon They are denied credit, a loan, tenancy, a job, get a collec...
Linda Foley
07/08/2009
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Is biometric technology a viable tool to combat identity theft? If so, at what point does biometric technology cease to be a tool and become an invasion of privacy?
Jim Di Carlo
07/08/2009
arrow icon The privacy people usually are concerned that any database o...
Linda Foley
07/08/2009
arrow icon Paula, your point is well taken. If a secured centralized d...
Jim Di Carlo
07/08/2009
arrow icon Credit report monitoring is a reactive measure, meaning the ...
Jim Di Carlo
07/08/2009
arrow icon The subject of biometrics always conjures a mental image of ...
Paula Pierce
07/08/2009
arrow icon Good question. ITRC has a slightly different position than p...
Linda Foley
07/08/2009
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Is there a site individuals can go to look up their credit with out paying the fee? Many of them require credit card numbers although they wont charge it but many individuals victim to identity theft dont...
SR
07/08/2009
arrow icon If a person is over 18, they can get an annual credit report...
Linda Foley
07/08/2009
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We just received a service from a collection agency suing an individual who turned out to be a five year old child. What if it is the parents using their child's information to obtain credit?
Lt. Kicklighter
07/08/2009
arrow icon Identity theft among family members has become commonplace. ...
Linda Foley
07/08/2009
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Hello, I work with Parallel Justice, a collaborative pilot project in Burlington, VT. We help victims of crime immediately after an incident occurs. My questions has 2 parts: First, what are the things s...
Rain
07/08/2009
arrow icon This training is now available! OVC developed this new e-le...
OVCRC
09/25/2009
arrow icon What to be most concerned about: new accounts being opened u...
Paula Pierce
07/08/2009
arrow icon The best information about Parallel Justice is online at www...
Rain
07/08/2009
arrow icon By the way- OVC is developing an interactive online training...
Linda Foley
07/08/2009
arrow icon Great to hear of your program. Please send me more info at l...
Linda Foley
07/08/2009
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What steps can judges and attorneys in juvenile court dependency proceedings take to assist a minor whose identity has been stolen? Here in California, legislation requires the county welfare department...
Teresa Hamilton
07/08/2009
arrow icon In addition to requiring credit reports, courts do have the ...
Paula Pierce
07/08/2009
arrow icon Maybe Paula has a good answer. It seems to vary from judge t...
Linda Foley
07/08/2009
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How do you help those in their late teens and over 20 if they found out they were a victim of child identity theft when they were younger?
Suzanne
07/08/2009
arrow icon Follow the same steps you would take with an adult victim; h...
Paula Pierce
07/08/2009
arrow icon Suzanne, these cases need gentle handling. They need support...
Linda Foley
07/08/2009
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