More than 1.25 million children in the United States fell victim to identity theft and fraud in the past year, costing the average affected family more than $1,100. Although child ID theft and fraud are not new, the topic has taken on new and concerning relevance amid the accelerating use of social media, remote learning, and digital purchasing. Even more striking, that over 70% of child identity theft and fraud victims know their perpetrators, and over half of all cases involve children ages nine and younger.
Join Tracy Kitten, Director of Fraud & Security and Suzanne Sando, Senior Analyst of Fraud & Security at Javelin Strategy & Research as they discuss insightful findings from Javelin's 2021 Child Identity Fraud Report:
- Understand behaviors and characteristics that put children at greatest risk
- What roles do social media and unmonitored Internet access play in child ID theft and fraud
- What should parents and guardians do if they discover fraud that affects or uses their child’s identity
Tracy Kitten, Director, Fraud & Security
Suzanne Sando, Sr. Analyst, Fraud & Security