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I am a Domestic Violence Counselor, I understand the power and control issue. We are addressing real violence and the strategies that avoid any violence, financial exploitation, Verbal Abuse,I have helped ...
RICHARD SUAREZ
10/13/2011
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any one can suggest a speaker in Maryland on child identity theft
andrew marcus
02/25/2011
arrow icon Please contact Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center at 30...
Russell Butler
04/12/2011
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OVCRC
07/07/2010
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Are foster care youth more vulnerable to identity theft?
Kelsey Tokar
07/07/2010
arrow icon any person who is under the care of another can be vulnerabl...
andrew marcus
02/25/2011
arrow icon Unknown. See my answer to Tracey, below.
Joanne McNabb
07/07/2010
arrow icon We believe so, but more evidence through studies is needed b...
Howard Davidson
07/07/2010
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Has there been any research or studies on immigrant children who have U.S. social security numbers, but their extended family membes do not? And the potential for identity theft in these communities?
Paula
07/07/2010
arrow icon I have not seen any research, studies, or news stories about...
Howard Davidson
07/07/2010
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Are there any alternatives to filing a police report when trying to correct a child's credit report? We often work with youth clients who are unwilling get their parents in trouble and won't file a police ...
Wesley Sheffiel
07/07/2010
arrow icon There are a few alternatives, depending on the age of the ch...
Linda Foley
07/07/2010
arrow icon In California at least, one can often get a police report of...
Joanne McNabb
07/07/2010
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Howard Davidson
07/07/2010
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Our nonprofit law firm has been exploring a few child id theft cases, including some involving foster youth. In our experience, it has been very difficult to get credit reports for these kids, even with C...
Wesley Sheffiel
07/07/2010
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Linda
07/07/2010
arrow icon It is indeed a challenge to check a credit report in the sit...
Joanne McNabb
07/07/2010
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Howard Davidson
07/07/2010
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One of the toughest obstacles for an adult/child identity theft victim is filing a police report. Are any states providing sensitivity training to help them reach "I need to watch out for myself"...
Linda Foley
07/07/2010
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Howard Davidson
07/07/2010
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is there an age wne a child is particularly at risk?
Lindsay
07/07/2010
arrow icon If the Javelin study is correct, children at ANY age are vul...
Howard Davidson
07/07/2010
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What is the average amount of time that elapses from the time a child's identity is stolen to the time the identity theft is discovered? What is shte liklihood of catching the thief?
Lindsay
07/07/2010
arrow icon Based on ITRC's experience, the likelihood of catching the t...
Linda Foley
07/07/2010
arrow icon Good questions - don't think we have answers yet. See my res...
Joanne McNabb
07/07/2010
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have any states adopted legislation that affords children protection from identity theft?
rachel
07/07/2010
arrow icon I'm not aware of any state legislation on child identity the...
Howard Davidson
07/07/2010
arrow icon In Florida parents/guardians that are convicted of Id Theft(...
Theresa
07/07/2010
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I have been asked to present on Id Theft & Internet Safety to children ages 8-13. Anything in particular that you think children should be made aware of regarding the internet and Id Theft?
Theresa
07/07/2010
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Joanne McNabb
07/07/2010
arrow icon The Federal Trade Commission, onguardonline.gov website, has...
Linda Foley
07/07/2010
arrow icon There's a lot of information out there on children and inter...
Howard Davidson
07/07/2010
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How often does Child identity theft occur?
cynthia
07/07/2010
arrow icon By the way, there's a recent report by the U.S. Department o...
Howard Davidson
07/07/2010
arrow icon In October 2008 a study report by Javelin Strategy and Resea...
Howard Davidson
07/07/2010
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Joanne McNabb
07/07/2010
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2 questions-if a child is the victim of identity and particularly if it's extensive, what is the procedure for getting a new SSN or is that even possible? Also, what if the identity theft extends to a chi...
Liz
07/07/2010
arrow icon 1) It isn't generally possible - or even desirable - to get ...
Joanne McNabb
07/08/2010
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Howard Davidson
07/07/2010
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What obligation do companies have to check that a parent isn't using their child's information instead of their own for services?
Joey Pullutz
07/07/2010
arrow icon How would a company know if the SSN belongs to a minor?
Linda Foley
07/07/2010
arrow icon You raise a very good point. The other side of identity thef...
Joanne McNabb
07/07/2010
arrow icon I'm not sure I fully understand this question. I don't know...
Howard Davidson
07/07/2010
arrow icon I guess my question would be: how would a company know? Most...
Linda Foley
07/07/2010
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Children and youth in the system of care (residential treatment, foster care, etc.) are at special risk as all of their identifying information follows them through the system and gets touched and viewed b...
Tom Grinley
07/07/2010
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Howard Davidson
07/07/2010
arrow icon It certainly seems reasonable to believe that these children...
Joanne McNabb
07/07/2010
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Howard Davidson
07/07/2010
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If you find out your child is a victim of identity theft what are your options?
Ingrid
07/07/2010
arrow icon If you have evidence of child identity theft, the first step...
Linda Foley
07/07/2010
arrow icon Joanne will likely say more about this, but a parent should ...
Howard Davidson
07/07/2010
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How can one help pervent ones own children from Identity theft?
cynthia
07/07/2010
arrow icon Parents can do a lot, but in the current information-driven ...
Joanne McNabb
07/07/2010
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Linda Foley
07/07/2010
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How common is child identity theft for the purposes of forging passports?
Tracey
07/07/2010
arrow icon Very little is actually known about the incidence and nature...
Joanne McNabb
07/07/2010
arrow icon There is a unit at the U.S. Department of State that investi...
Howard Davidson
07/07/2010
arrow icon I have never heard of this nor seen any statistics on it, bu...
Howard Davidson
07/07/2010
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Do prosecutors experience similar challenges moving forward with child identity theft cases as they do with child abuse cases when the parent is the perpetrator in both instances?
KRT
07/07/2010
arrow icon If it can be established that a parent misused their child's...
Howard Davidson
07/07/2010
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How can you find out if your child is a victim of identity theft? Is there any monitoring like credit reports that can be used?
Billy
07/07/2010
arrow icon For Lisa: I'm not aware of any requirement that a child be 1...
Joanne McNabb
07/08/2010
arrow icon Ms McNabb's information is correct. The ITRC works with chil...
Linda Foley
07/07/2010
arrow icon Can you please discuss the criteria for the child being at l...
Lisa
07/07/2010
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Joanne McNabb
07/07/2010
arrow icon A parent can check with each of the three national credit re...
Howard Davidson
07/07/2010
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