*This is a sponsored guest post. The opinions expressed is that of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect my own.
Have you ever thought about the importance of having some kind of identity theft protection? It seems like news reports are constantly reporting on corporate data breaches, such as 2018’s Panera, Facebook, Orbitz, Lord & Taylor and Saks. These breaches might have prompted you to think about getting protected. Exactly how many digital gates have been left open exposing personal, private information?
Even more startling, children may be at an even greater risk of identity theft. Most parents don’t think about protecting their child’s social security number. Often it’s because a child’s social security number (SSN) cannot be “legally” used until they are old enough to get a job, or when they are 18 and applying for college loans and/or credit cards.
“Legally” being the important word here. Hackers are always one step ahead. They are now creating “synthetic” identities using a child’s real SSN, along with a fake name and date of birth. A hackers illegal use of a child’s SSN can go undetected for years!
How is this illegal activity going undetected? It’s because most parents don’t think about having to keep any eye on a child’s SSN because legally there should not be any activity associated with it.
Another thing to think about is in the other ways a child’s personal personal information is exposed. Such examples include when a child starts school, camp, and sports. Parents are filling out form after form with all their personal information including social security numbers. Have you ever thought about where this information is being stored? In a milk crate in the back of the coach’s car? In a filing cabinet at the school? The truth is, we have no idea!
There is a company called Identity Protection Planning LLC, that can help protect not only you, but also your child.
Identity Protection Planning LLC was founded by Dana Mantilia Coady. Dana is a business woman with three of her own children and four step children. Protecting children is very near and dear to her heart. Identity Protection Planning was developed to focus on educating, organizing, and protecting families from identity theft. There is a real need to help educate parents on the risks associated with both adult and child identity theft.
Identity Protection Planning’s family focus is why they offer IDENTRON identity theft protection plans. Read why IDENTRON is different from other identity theft protection companies here – IDENTRON.com/Why-IDENTRON
IDENTRON provides the most comprehensive family identity theft protection available on the market today. The IDENTRON Parent Plan provides complete protection for one (1) adult and up to four (4) children for roughly 80¢ a day.
With everything busy parents have to deal with, they don’t have extra time to deal with cleaning up an identity theft mess for themselves, let alone their child. That is why you should take a few minutes to check out which IDENTRON plan would suit your family needs. You can learn more about their pans here – Identron.com/Plans.
For more information about IDENTRON, visit Identron.com.
Have you ever given any thought to your child’s identity being stolen?
Have you ever been the victim of a stolen identity?
About the author:
Dana Mantilia lives in Connecticut. She is a Mom, wife and business entrepreneur. Dana has earned status as a Certified Identification Protection Advisor from the Identity Management Institute. While researching and educating herself on the increasing risks associated with identity theft, she realized how prevalent child identity theft. After speaking with hundreds of everyday parents Dana recognized a lack of child identity theft awareness. She developed Identity Protection Planning LLC. A company that focuses on educating, organizing and protecting all family members (including minor children) from identity theft.
*According to the Federal Trade Commission