Thursday, July 3, 2008

Identities Stolen

A growing number of children are victims of identity theft,with potentially devastating impact on their future credit rating and relationships,says The Wall Street Journal.Such crimes,usually committed by a family member, can go undetected for decades."Most people don't realize that someone has been illegally using their identity..until they apply for their first job,a driver's license, a student loan or a mortgage," explain the newspaper.Some find out earlier if a credit agency attempts to collect debts that have accumulated in the victim's name.