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The New Identity Thieves: Parents

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Some parents and single mothers are using their children's Social Security Numbers to apply for credit cards, to get cell phones, utilities, etc. The Federal Trade Commission, which broke the news earlier this year that nearly 10 million Americans were victims of Identity theft in the last year, found that 9% of victims identified the thief as a family member or other relatives. Should other family members help prosecute the credit hijacker? How to file a compliant with the Federal Trade Commission on behalf of the child?