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Child Welfare Agencies Responding to Child Identity Theft
 
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END GUEST HOST SESSION - Thank you for participating in OVC's Web Forum Guest Host Series. We hope this discussion will help you better serve crime victims. Please continue to discuss this and other topics...
OVCRC
04/10/2013
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This topic isn't my speciality, but wanted to participate to learn more. Is the response to child identity theft by child welfare agencies a multi-disciplinary response?
Josh
04/10/2013
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Catherine Heath
04/10/2013
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Howard Davidson
04/10/2013
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How can advocates can work with creditors to prevent child ID theft? It seems that it would be in the credit companies best interest to prevent this.
John
04/10/2013
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John
04/10/2013
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Howard Davidson
04/10/2013
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Are there (or will there be) training opportunities specific to social service agencies on this topic?
anon
04/10/2013
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Steven Toporoff
04/10/2013
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Howard Davidson
04/10/2013
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Catherine Heath
04/10/2013
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In your response to the question about "obstacles", you mentioned a type of identity theft. What are the most common forms?
LauraM
04/10/2013
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Howard Davidson
04/10/2013
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How does this work? If a credit report/credit score is supposed to indicate to a potential credit issuer the credit-worthiness of an applicant, how can an application based on a synthetic identity (mix of...
Joanna Crane
04/10/2013
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What are the biggest obstacles in identifying child victims of identity theft when they are in foster care?
Sarah
04/10/2013
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Catherine Heath
04/10/2013
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Howard Davidson
04/10/2013
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Steven Toporoff
04/10/2013
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Is the Social Security Admin. willing to give these children a new SSN, especially since most, if not all, of the activity associated with their current SSN is fraudulent?
Liz H.
04/10/2013
arrow icon The Soc. Security Administration is considering making it ea...
Steven Toporoff
04/10/2013
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Howard Davidson
04/10/2013
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Are there any statistics related to child identity theft, particularly related to crime victims in the foster care system?
TM
04/10/2013
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Steven Toporoff
04/10/2013
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Because in cases of child ID theft, the perpetrator typically uses the child's SSN with a different name, DOB, and address (a "synthetic identity"), a manual search is needed to detect a file tha...
Joanna Crane
04/10/2013
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Steven Toporoff
04/10/2013
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Can credit agencies charge for reports?
Heather
04/10/2013
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Heather
04/12/2013
arrow icon Consumers have the right to one free copy of their credit re...
Steven Toporoff
04/10/2013
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Because of the large number of children covered by the Innovation Act, CWAs need a way to check credit reports for large numbers of minors, such as by a batch query, but the CRAs are only set up to handle ...
Joanna Crane
04/10/2013
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Catherine Heath
04/10/2013
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Are the perpetrators most often relatives of the child? What are the best ways to determine if a child has become a victim of identity theft (background check, etc.)?
Janelle S.
04/10/2013
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Joanna Crane
04/10/2013
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Steven Toporoff
04/10/2013
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The roles and responsibilities of child welfare caseworkers are becoming increasingly complex and require knowledge of a wide range of topics (substance abuse, mental illness, child development, community ...
Connie
04/10/2013
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Catherine Heath
04/10/2013
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Howard Davidson
04/10/2013
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I have heard that the CRAs do not yet have uniform procedures for CWAs to check to see if there is a credit report associated with a minor's SSN. Each CRA has its own procedures. Is this still correct?
Joanna Crane
04/10/2013
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Catherine Heath
04/10/2013
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We know that many victims of child identity theft find out about the crime years down the road, when applying for student loans, trying to rent their first apartment, or otherwise preparing for adulthood. ...
Merry, NITVAN
04/10/2013
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Catherine Heath
04/10/2013
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Steven Toporoff
04/10/2013
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RELATED READING - During today's Guest Host Session, Mr. Toporoff, Ms. Heath, and Mr. Davidson may refer to the following resources: Program Instruction (http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/cb/pi12...
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START GUEST HOST SESSION - The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome Howard Davidson, Steven Toporoff, and Catherine Heath to the OVC Web Forum. They will be available to answer your ques...
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