The mother discovered from the Internal Revenue Service that someone used her 8 year old daughter's information on their tax returns.
With child identity theft becoming a huge problem in the US it is suggested that you run periodic credit checks on your kids. There are many monthly services available that will send you e-mails when there has been activity that could affect your credit score. If find that your child's identity has been stolen you will need to file a police report and report it to the Federal Trade Commission.
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