It’s easy to do so much online today, and in the pandemic, you never even have to leave your house if you order your meals and household supplies on the internet. If you have children, they’re probably online a lot too. Maybe they’re getting ready for the new school year with virtual classrooms… or if you’re like my son, you’re in school but also catching up on a lot of cartoons.
Identity thieves use the information they find to open credit cards, take out loans, and drain bank accounts. They don’t just look for online data from adults; even though children don’t have credit cards, they do have Social Security Numbers. Many also have their own social media identities and can unwittingly give away personal information there.
What can you do to keep your family safe from identity theft? Try these six ideas:
Questions? Let us know in the comments.
You know you need to get online, but how? When? Where?
If there’s an emergency, are you ready to get up and go?
It’s an old cliché but it’s a good rule for the internet: If it looks too good to be true, it is.
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