Child Identity Theft with Axton Betz-Hamilton Cybertraps 131

Dr. Axton Betz-Hamilton was a victim of identity theft and wrote a book about the experience called “The Less People Know About Us: A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity.

Dr. Betz-Hamilton is now a professor at South Dakota State University specializing in identity theft.

  • Isolated and moved around because of identity theft of her parents
  • Axton was over half a million dollars in debt.
  • Only found out the identity of the thief after her mom died.
  • Parents can freeze credit reports
  • Parents should check all three credit reports for each child.
  • Experian
  • Transunion
  • Equifax
  • If you’ve been a victim of Identity theft:
  • File a police report
  • Freeze your credit
  • Get a counselor.

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