A recent article warned that young adults aged 18 to 24 are among the last to detect identity theft. Especially at risk are college students, many of whom are away from home for the first time and are now starting to be independent. People in this age group feel entitled to adult treatment but frequently ignore adult responsibilities, such as keeping a close eye on finances.
While you may have never considered it before, children are easy targets for identity theft. Each year, 500,000 people under the age of 18 are victims of identity theft, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Here are some basic questions answered about how you can protect your kids from identity theft.