Securing The Future: Preventing ID Theft for Young Adults
As your children become teens and young adults, they will seek to establish their identities. Make sure you help protect these identities and other personal information by taking simple steps to prevent ID theft.
According to Quest, a communications company working to raise awareness on identity theft, young adults 18 to 29 years of age are the No. 1 target for ID thieves. Teens and young adults may be more vulnerable to identity theft because many have not established monitored credit records or made major investments in a car or house. Some teens may not even know how to monitor their credit or keep track of their financial transactions. And you may not realize your children’s identities have been stolen until they try to establish a line of credit or take out a loan.
It is recommended to check your credit report at least once a year. Visit www.freecreditreport.com to get your report today.
EASY TARGETS FOR ID THEFT
- SOCIAL MEDIA SITES
- FILE SHARING
- SCAM EMAILS
- STOLEN MAIL- CREDIT CARD APPLICATIONS
- ONLINE GAMING
- STOLEN MAIL- BANKING INFORMATION
More helpful information for teens can be found on the Identity Theft Resource Center Website at www.idtheftcenter.org
You can help protect yourself or children by adding the Identity Theft Coverage to your policy, just call and speak with one of our Personal Lines Department Represntatives at (845) 246-7314