Monday, May 23, 2005

Forthcoming Book: Protect Your Child's ID

I've been reading pre-publication copy of a book, Protect Your Child's Identity, by Juli Ann Weber. With the incidence of child identity theft skyrocketing, this is vital info for every parent.

Perhaps you saw the recent story on CNN of parents in NYC who discovered their 3-week-old baby had his identity stolen before they even received their newborn's original birth certificate and Social Security card.

A child's identity is highly prized by illegal aliens, terrorists and assorted criminals because it usually takes a decade or two to uncover the theft. Just two years ago, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) estimated the incidence of child identity theft at 20,000 a year. Latest estimate for 2004 is up to 500,000!

The author published an article in Parenting magazine a couple of years ago. The new book updates and greatly expands her unique advice for parents.

The e-book version is scheduled for release in June. I'll post more details as they become available.

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