It's Never Too Early to Protect Your Child From Identity Theft9:40 AM
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
As adults, we understand the importance of having good credit. You need it to get a approved for a home, a car and even to get a loan for school. Unfortunately, children do not know or care what credit is, and that is what theives are counting on. Did you know that 50,000 children in the state of Florida have their identities stolen each year, and that over $100 million is stolen each year using these identities? It is never too early to start protecting your children from identity theft.
You can visit www.FreshFromFlorida.com/ProtectYourChild to learn more about how your can Protect Your Child’s Identity, as well as find documents and sample letters that you can use when contacting the credit agencies. There is a one time fee of $10 per agency per child to put a freeze on their credit report, and this can be done by a parent for any child under the age of 16. This freeze goes away when the child is an adult and requests it, or when the parents themselves request it to be unfrozen.