The Future Landscape of Identity Theft: Children and Seniors Are Prime Targets

Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America, topping the FTC’s list of consumer complaints for 14 years running. Last year alone, there were 13.1 million victims — with one victim every two seconds.

The modern identity thief does not discriminate, targeting small children and seniors alike, and destroying finances and reputations along the way. Parents who worry about their children’s physical safety, their futures, education and their character, now need to also worry about their children’s personal information to protect them from identity fraud. Seniors who have more free time and have spent their entire working lives building up retirement funds are particularly vulnerable to….

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