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Child identity theft is a growing crime that damages the pristine credit reports of children. Scammers use inactive Social Security numbers they find online – most of which are assigned to children under the age of 18 who have not started using them yet – and sell them to help people establish fake credit. Protecting a child’s innocent, clean record is something that every parent needs to do.
Before getting money out at the ATM or filling up their gas tank, Better Business Bureau advises consumers to take a minute to inspect the machine before swiping a credit or debit card. Card skimming is becoming more common.
June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), and Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona is marking the occasion by calling attention to the many ways the elderly are victimized in southern
Arizona, and throughout the world.