Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

ID Thieves Robbing the Cradle

Filed under
Security

The Seattle Times is running an interesting piece on a new trend of targetting children and young adults by identity thieves. They contend it's because so many years may pass before it's discovered.

"Becca Bartelheimer was 3 when her mom tried to open a savings account for her and learned someone had beaten her to it."

While "millions of adults say they've been victimized by identity theft — the FBI calls it one of the fastest-growing crimes in America, it comes as a surprise that children, teens and young adults are being targeted by identity thieves and finding themselves with black marks on their credit records, sometimes before they even apply for their first credit card, get a driver's license or open a bank account." What's this world coming to?

Full Story.

More in Tux Machines

Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2020 - 11:06am
Story Collabora Office 6.4 Brings Outstanding MS Office Interoperability, LTS Support Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2020 - 10:59am
Story An open source solution for continuous testing at scale Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2020 - 10:47am
Story Security-Oriented Kodachi Linux 7.2 Released with One of the Best Secure Messengers Rianne Schestowitz 1 04/08/2020 - 7:18am
Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2020 - 6:34am
Story Linux and Linux Foundation: 5.9 Kernel and LF Edge Roy Schestowitz 04/08/2020 - 1:12am
Story Open Hardware With Arduino: Counter and MKR ZERO Roy Schestowitz 04/08/2020 - 1:01am
Story Python Programming Roy Schestowitz 04/08/2020 - 12:57am
Story Audiocasts/Shows: Debian 10.5 KDE Plasma Run Through, Late Night Linux, Linux Headlines Roy Schestowitz 04/08/2020 - 12:53am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 04/08/2020 - 12:46am