TONIGHT AT 10: Child Identity Theft, what to look for, and how to help prevent it

“The Atlantic” reports a child’s online footprint can begin ‘before’ they are even born.

It starts when parents upload sonograms to social media.

*92* percent of toddlers have their own digital identity by the age of two.

That’s according to a 2010 student by the internet security firm, A-V-G.

Some call this “sharenting.”

This is when parents actively share their child’s digital identity.

Tonight at 10 on KX News, find out how this trend can be dangerous to your child, and even lead to identity.

We find out what to do to protect your child, and steps to take if you find their identity stolen.

Imagine applying for your first credit card at the age of 18, only to find out you don’t qualify due to bad credit.


Believe it or not, it happens…
While millions of American adult’s identities are stolen every year, the harsh reality is: ID thieves target our kid’s.


A study found 1 million American children were victims of identity theft in 2017.
Identity thieves steal anything from photos on social media to social security numbers for credit purposes.
The number one reason? 
Child identity theft often goes unnoticed for years.


Kelsey Pierson has seen it happen and is taking action now to protect her daughter’s identity…
 

“You see and hear so many people get their identity stolen through credit card theft and that sort of thing, and for her, she’s just a little girl, so I wouldn’t want that to happen and it’s a really huge pain when it does happen,” says mom Kelsey Pierson.

Join us tonight at 10 to learn about the prevalence of child identity theft, the steps you can take to protect your child’s identity, and what to do if your child’s identity is stolen. 
 

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