Child Identity Theft Quiz

There are many misconceptions about the new, complex issue of child identity theft. This quiz will take just a few minutes to complete, and will help you understand your level of awareness and understanding of child identity theft. Answer true or false to each question, and we will share your score and provide further explanation of the correct answer.

  1. Children are at low risk for identity theft.
    •  True         False
  2. Parents don't need to check for child for identity theft until a child is 16.
    •  True         False
  3. A child's credit record is wiped clean when they turn 18.
    •  True         False
  4. It's not a good idea for parents to use a child's Social Security number to apply for loans or bills - even if the parents have bad credit.
    •  True         False
  5. Receiving pre-approved credit offers for your child in the mail is a sign of child identity theft.
    •  True         False
  6. The most common causes of child identity theft are friends and family using a child's Social Security number and criminals selling valuable child Social Security numbers on the black market.
    •  True         False
  7. A child can be born and be a victim of identity theft - prior to birth.
    •  True         False
  8. You can request a credit report to check for signs of child identity theft.
    •  True         False
  9. Detecting child identity theft is very difficult.
    •  True         False
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