Wednesday, September 19, 2018
"A problem with putting information on the web is that once it's there, it never actually goes away - someone just has to know how to find it," said Jennifer Martinez, manager at FEBC. Sometimes kids don't understand how important it is to keep certain information safe. They're much more likely to give out information to a seemingly nice stranger, such as date of birth and their social security number. In 2017, more than $2.6 billion worth of identity theft damage was dealt to children. That kind of damage has the potential to haunt those children for years, and without them or their parents knowing about it until they're looking to apply for credit down the road.
For FEBC members, there's a chance for more peace of mind about the damage a stolen identity can cause. FEBC works with LifeLock to bring members identity theft protection, from early detection to remediation, while LifeLock is always developing new tools to keep sensitive personal information more secure. "At FEBC, we want to help people achieve personal and financial wellness, so we strive to offer discounts and services that are relevant to our members' goals and needs," said Martinez.
Financial Education Benefits Center
SOURCE Financial Education Benefits Center