Kirk Torgensen Utah Office of the Attorney General
Over 3,000 Reports of ID Theft Over 200 Utah Investigators Over 50% of Reports SSN Related Over 1,000 Reports of Child ID Theft Over 11,000 Kids Protected
Online Reporting Law Enforcement Crime Mapping
What Do These Children Have In Common? • 6 year old boy with two assumed names working since 2005 in Utah. • 4 year old boy who has had seven jobs since 2004.
What Do These Children Have In Common? • 4 year old girl from Utah working since 2003 at various locations and using at least two different names. • Answer: Social Security Number misused on average 4 years before their DOB.
Jennifer Andrushko says she worries about the long-term consequences for her 5-year old son, Carter after the theft of his Social Security Number Carter’s Social Security Number was being used illegally five years before he was born
Parent/Guardian Validation Protect Kids Identity Removed at 17 Years of Age
Kids Protected At TransUnion • Kids info enrolled in High Risk Fraud Alert database • If credit file is found, it will be suppressed and parents may be contacted • Customers of TransUnion receive an alert when attempting to acquire a credit report using enrolled kids info • Kids information automatically removed at 17
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