If a Child is a Victim of Identity Theft Jamaica Plain MA

found out that someone used my grandson’s Social Security number to get phone service. How can I stop this? He’s only 11 years old. If someone has used or is using a child’s Social Security number to secure a service, the child is a victim of identity theft. You should file a report with a local police department immediately.

Peter McLaughlin
(617) 502-3265
111 Huntington Ave., 26th Floor
Boston, MA
Specialties
Business, Health Care, Identity Theft
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Tyson R. Ence
(617) 482-4455
77 FRANKLIN ST FL 3
BOSTON, MA
Specialties
Criminal Defense, Employment, Landlord & Tenant, Identity Theft, Contracts
Education
New England School of Law,Utah State University
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Kyle R. Guelcher
(413) 781-4800
45 Willow Street, Suite 321
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Litigation, Copyright Application, Trademark Application, Contracts, Business, Commercial, Debt Collection, Entertainment, General Practice, Intellectual Property, Trademark Infringement, Speeding Ticket, Lawsuits & Disputes, Identity Theft
Education
Western New England College School of Law,North Carolina Wesleyan College
State Licensing
Connecticut, Massachusetts

Peter McLaughlin
(617) 502-3265
111 Huntington Ave., 26th Floor
Boston, MA
Specialties
Business, Health Care, Identity Theft
State Licensing
Massachusetts

National Tenant Network Bost
(978) 858-0756
408 River Rd
Tewksbury, MA
 
Steven Jj Weisman
(617) 252-0704
43 Thorndike Street
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Elder Law, Estate Planning, Identity Theft
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Steven Jj Weisman
(617) 252-0704
43 Thorndike Street
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Elder Law, Estate Planning, Identity Theft
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Tyson R. Ence
(617) 482-4455
77 FRANKLIN ST FL 3
BOSTON, MA
Specialties
Criminal Defense, Employment, Landlord & Tenant, Identity Theft, Contracts
Education
New England School of Law,Utah State University
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Bay State Services Inc
(508) 752-2020
400 Grove St
Worcester, MA
 
Credit Bureau of Central Mass
(508) 875-6413
Framingham, MA
 

If a Child is a Victim of Identity Theft

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What can I do if a child has been a victim of identity theft?

Posted by Caitlin on December 10th, 2009

The following post in our Reader Question series is an actual user submitted question.

Q: I found out that someone used my grandson’s Social Security number to get phone service. How can I stop this? He’s only 11 years old.

A: If someone has used or is using a child’s Social Security number to secure a service, the child is a victim of identity theft. You should file a report with a local police department immediately. Having a police report will make it easier to have the fraudulent item or items removed from the child’s credit report. You should also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission .

You should also call the phone company to inform them that the service has been fraudulently obtained using a minor’s Social Security number. If you are your grandson’s legal guardian, you can request a copy of his credit report from all three credit bureaus, and ask that fraudulent items be removed and that his credit report be frozen until he turns 18. If you are not your grandson’s legal guardian, one of his parents will need to make this request.

When a parent or legal guardian contacts a credit bureau on their child’s behalf, they need to provide the child’s complete name, address, and date of birth, and copies of the child’s birth certificate and Social Security number. The parent or guardian must also provide a copy of their own drivers license or other government-issued proof of identity, including their current address, and a utility bill containing the current address.

Here is the contact information for the three credit bureaus:

To protect children from becoming victims of identity theft in the future, you may consider investing in an identity theft protection service , such as TrustedID , which offers protection to children. You may also be interested in our Child Identity Theft Protection Guide .

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