that victimizes children is a growing problem nationwide and as such, the top lawyer in Ohio recently issued advice for parents and foster parents alike for how to prevent this crime.
Ohio will now begin offering credit services to those age 16 and up in its foster care system, according to a report from the office of state attorney general Mike DeWine
. This is due to a new federal mandate to public children's services agencies that requires all those who fall into this demographic receive this type of check, and clear any errors that are discovered.
"Unfortunately, foster youth can be especially vulnerable to becoming victims of identity theft," DeWine said. "Working with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and county foster care systems, we stand ready to help correct any problems found in these annual credit checks." Matt Cullina
, the chief executive officer for Identity Theft 911, has a blog about the ways in which foster children and other kids can be affected by identity theft.
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