Children are 51X more likely to be at risk of becoming victims of identity theft. The rise of child identity theft and what parents can do is discussed by Morgan Wright, Cyber Security Analyst, on Fox Business Network with Deirdre Bolton. Military dependent children are not immune.
Morgan’s 5 Golden rules:
1. Get identity theft monitoring and comprehensive restoration [through Team Veteran to help create sustainability funds for vetted Veteran charities]
2. Quit giving out your SSN
3. Quit being the bait for phishing and spearphishing
4. Don’t fall for the sense of urgency
5. Get security software – use two factor authentication
Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association offers to its membership base LegalShield and IDShield to handle trivial and traumatic legal and identity theft issues. This action allows those without Wills, Physicians Directives, Durable Power of Attorney to get those tools in place (as its known that 7 out of every 10 Americans do not have these valuable documents). A LegalShield plan can help with all sorts of planned and unplanned legal issues such as traffic tickets, foreclosures, warranty disputes and much more.
Identity theft effects millions of Americans and children are 51 times more likely to be a victim each year. Victims of identity theft can face issues such as lost job opportunities, problems with securing a loan or harassment from debt collectors. You can get the experts on your side with IDShield. Services include access to your credit report (or consumer credit disclosure), consultations, expert restoration and more.
Team Veteran makes a donation to the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association for every membership that is activated. See our Mission page to learn more.