The other day I wrote about taking advantage of your free annual credit reports, but check this out… According to The Consumerist, minors cannot access their credit reports online. It’s not that minors don’t have credit reports, it’s just that requests to review them have to be made in writing.
So… If you’re interested in protecting your kids from identity theft by keeping an eye on their credit, then make a note of these addresses:
2 Baldwin Place
P.O. Box 2000
Chester, PA 19022
P.O. Box 2104
Allen, TX 75013-2104
P.O. Box 740241
Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
In your request, just be sure to include the name, address and social security number of the person for whom your requesting the report.
Here are some links to articles on identity theft and children: