Child Identity TheftChildren make a tempting target for identity thieves because theft of a child's identity may go undetected for years. After their child is born, most parents apply for a Social Security number, which is all that's required to open most credit accounts. It could be years until a child applies for credit in his or her own name. This makes it easy for identity theft to go undetected for years and create serious consequences.
How do you know if your child's identity has been stolen?
If you suspect that identity thieves may have targeted your child, TransUnion can help. Please use our secure Child Identity Theft Inquiry Form to submit details about your concerns. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, do not email sensitive, identifying or account information.
The more detailed the information you provide, the more thoroughly we can investigate the existence of a potential credit file in your child's name. Remember, you are initiating this communication with TransUnion, a trusted source of credit information. We will use this information only to conduct the search you request. We will not include this sensitive information in any return correspondence to you.
After our search is complete, we will respond to you at the email address you provide. If we locate a file in your child's name, we will ask you for additional information in order to proceed with steps to protect your child from any impact associated with this fraudulent activity. The more promptly you respond to this request, the more quickly we can take action on your family's behalf.
Once you realize that you are a victim of a fraud, start by contacting necessary agencies. Read more
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