1 Million US Children Affected by Identity Theft Last Year, Infuriating Study Finds

Dell Cameron reports:

It’s never too early to have your identity stolen, unfortunately.

More than 1 million children in the United States were affected by identity theft last year, according to a new study highlighting what’s easily the most overlooked demographic impacted by breaches of personally identifiable information.

The study, released Tuesday by Javelin Strategy & Research, claims that in 2017, more than $2.6 billion in losses may be attributed to incidents of identity theft involving children. The out-of-pocket cost to families is estimated at over $540 million.

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