Identity Theft Risks Lurk in Your Kid’s Backpack

The summer has been great, beach, pool, cookouts and vacations, all the things we look forward to during the cold, snowy winter months. As summer winds down, many of us are beginning to shift gears to the back to school routine. What is more exciting for kids than picking out new back to school clothes and deciding between the hottest style backpacks? Though parents beware! It’s what goes in those backpacks that could be disastrous in the wrong hands. Thieves would love to get their hands on keys, ID badges, cell phones and other electronics. Here are some tips to help keep your personal information personal.
Smart Phones: Remind your children to not store passwords and personal information in the Notes App.
Electronics: Remove one touch purchasing from electronics to avoid a huge bill if stolen.
ID’s and Name tags: Use your office address instead of home address.

Check out this article for more tips on keeping kids identity safe for back to school.

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