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Was your child's identity stolen in 2017?

Data breaches put millions at risk each year. And while many victims are adults, it seems that no one is too young to become a victim of identity fraud. 

According to a new study by Javelin Strategy & Research, over 1 million US children had their identities stolen in 2017 - resulting in $2.6 billion in fraud, with families paying over $540 million out of pocket.

Even worse, these attacks can occur before children even become active internet users. 66 percent of child identity fraud victims are younger than eight years old.