A behind the scenes look at a conversation with my husband about a blogging project that I’m working on; however, this time it has valuable information I know he needs to know about.Me: Honey, is it possible that you could run a quick credit check on the kids? Hubby: Why would I want to do that? I’m not going to spend any money on that. Besides once they go to get a student loan, apartment, car, or something they will have a report. They are kids! What would be the problem? Me: But you know I’m doing a book review for “Bankrupt at Birth.” There are so many stories, stories about families like ours, who have had Child ID theft. I think we need to look into this. Hubby: Our kids are already in college. I watch their bank accounts, I co- sign on their loans, and we have had no issue. I’m on top of this, so no need to worry.
You can see how well my discussion with my husband went when I tried to bring up the idea of Child ID Theft. Since I have been provided the book “Bankrupt at Birth,” and I have received monetary compensation as a blogger to do so, my husband thinks this is just a run of the mill blogger outreach campaign. I’m here to tell you (and him)… it’s not.
Have you ever thought about this? I never did. In fact, I had no idea it was such a growing problem. During the holidays, we’re busy looking for the perfect gift, shopping online, and maybe giving checks as gifts, who takes the time to think about ID theft? Do we ever think that we are putting our own children’s ID at risk?
I wanted to share a few links and useful resources to help you learn more about “Who Steals a Child’s Identity, and Why?” This is a good post by Joe Mason and I think it might also help me convince my husband that this is indeed a real problem.
Also this holiday season, you may want to read a few of the interesting articles found at Identityguard.com. How many of us are still giving checks as holiday gifts? I remember it was those little while envelopes my grandparents would hand out as gifts that we treasured the most. As a kid with a check, we felt like we owned the world. Today, this kind thought puts the giver at great risk.
When you find it difficult to find the perfect gift – give the gift of a gift card.
It’s one size fits all, grants the receiver the power of choice, and protects the identity of both the giver and receiver. In many cases, if it gets lost or stolen, you can get a new one.
If you want to share the gift of knowledge about a subject that many of your friends or family members don’t think about, look into some of the articles at Identify Guard.com. Here you can review the risk factors, get a quick-start guide to child ID Theft, and also claim your free Child Identity theft protection kit.
Do you have a story to share? Would you like to learn more about how Identity Guard is helping to protect people? How about how to keep your family safe while shopping online? Lots of links and advice can be found in the book, “Bankrupt at Birth” by Joe Mason.
I was provided “Bankrupt at Birth” to review at no charge and I have received monetary compensation for working on this project. All opinions are my own.
Give yourself the gift of information to protect yourself and family check out the resource center, lot’s of good articles, tips to help you protect yourself from becoming a victim of it, and links to claim a free Child Identity Theft Protection Kit. “Free trial requires successful enrollment. After your trial period, you will be billed either your monthly or annual fee unless you call to cancel. You may cancel your membership at any time.“
P.S Hubby – let me know when you read this post and yes you can also get a subscription to Child ID Theft News too -below are some great posts from the