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How to Avoid Identity Theft During Back-to-School Time

How to Avoid ID Theft During Back-to-School Time

Individuals 29 years and younger represent 26 percent of ID-theft victims, and the numbers continue to grow. 

According to Azcentral, those percentages mean that 786,000 people 19 years old and younger will become identity theft victims each year. The article said the worst part of child ID theft is that it can go undetected for years, and gives ways family members, employee groups and youth audiences can avoid becoming victims. 

Some of the advice includes identifying who has access to your child's personal information, keeping these records safe, and paying attention to materials that ask for personal information. The article also recommends reading the annual notice schools must distribute that explains individuals' rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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