3 Ways to Protect Your Child Against Identity Theft

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Although your child probably doesn't even know they have a Social Security number, scores of scammers are selling those to identity thieves. But parents can take steps to prevent their child from becoming a victim of identity theft, the Better Business Bureau warns.

"It's terrifying to think that your child or even unborn child's identity could be comprised for the sole reason that they have a clean record," Stephen A. Cox, president and CEO of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, said in a statement. "It is extremely important that parents take the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of their child's precious and helpless identity."