Online Identity Theft -- uKnowKids Infographic


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Children need protection from online identity theft even more than adults do. View this infographic from uKnowKids now for 6 easy ways to protect your family from identity thieves and bad guys online.

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Online Identity Theft -- uKnowKids Infographic

  1. 1. ONLINE IDENTITY THEFTTHEFT Unauthorized use or attempted use of personal information to open a new account. Unauthorized use or attempted use of an existing account. Misuse of personal information for a fraudulent purpose. average number of US identity fraud victims 11,571,900 Children are being targeted for identity theft 35 timesmore often than adults. of children are victims of identity theft. 10.7% Total financial loss attributed to identity theft in 2013 $21 billion US households reported some type of identity fraud in 2013. 7% IDENTITY THEFT INCLUDES ONE OR MORE OF THREE TYPES OF INCIDENTS IN 2013, AN ESTIMATED people reported the fraudulent use of a credit card. 7.7 million reported the fraudulent use of a bank account such as a debit, checking or savings account. 7.5 million The most common way victims discovered the identity theft in 2012 was when a financial institution contacted them about suspicious activity on an account. About 2 out of 3 victims did not know how the offender obtained their information 9 out of 10 did not know anything about the identity of the offender. Victims who had personal information, such as a social security number misused, were more likely to experience financial, legal or other problems as a result of the incident than other types of identity theft victims. of victims who experienced the fraudulent use of personal information to create a new account reported significant problems at work or school 7% of identity theft victims spent more than a month clearing up associated problems. Persons in households with annual incomes of $75,000 or more were the most likely to experience identity theft. 75,000 10% STRATEGIES TO PROTECT YOU & YOUR CHILDREN FROM ONLINE IDENTITY THEFT Establish Family Rules for Internet Use Protect your social security number Double check the web addresses you type in Use strong passwords Check your credit regularly Check your credit card statements SOURCES: Statistic Brain | Bureau of Justice For more information about how to protect your children online, visit