NORCROSS, GA, August 09, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Summer is a wonderful time for children, but all of that free time can unfortunately also translate to an increased susceptibility to identity theft. A Shred Ahead, an Atlanta shredding
company, encourages parents to be vigilant about protecting their children's identities this summer.
Children, free time, and technology make for an identity thief's dream setup. Your child will be spending more time playing video games online with friends and strangers, connecting to new people through social media sites, and dragging their phones with them whenever they aren't online. A Shred Ahead, a shredding service in Atlanta
, warns that thieves may dedicate hours to gaining your child's trust and information online, or they may just steal the child's mobile phone, which is a treasure trove of information in and of itself.
Children's identities are particularly desired by identity thieves. Often, the thieves can use the child's identity for many years without detection. For this reason, Atlanta shredding service
A Shred Ahead recommends that parents be aware of the signs that their child's identity might have been compromised.
"It may seem commonplace for you to receive a credit card application from an unknown bank, but you should dig further if your child receives one," says Tom Hanlon, Partner at A Shred Ahead. "Likewise, your underage child shouldn't be receiving collection calls, bills, or banking offers. If any of these things occur, parents need to check to ensure that their child's identity hasn't been stolen."
Learn more about preventing identity theft at http://www.ashredahead.comAbout A Shred Ahead:
A Shred Ahead was built from a single operation to become the largest independent shredding company in the south. Founded in 2003, their team of professionals focuses on putting the customer first and offering fast, reliable services.
For more information, visit http://www.ashredahead.com
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