WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SubscriberWise®, the leading provider of analytics driven subscriber decision management technology and the nation’s largest issuing consumer reporting agency for the communications industry, announced today that the company has honored the memory of a deceased child by protecting his identity at the same time publicly admonishing Congress for its conspicuous lack of federal action addressing this serious and unabated assault on the nation’s innocent and defenseless children.
Despite myriads of documented cases of child identity thefts prevented and exposed by SubscriberWise over the years, there remains no standard system at the federal level to provide children the necessary and adequate protection each deserves.
“I’ll let the recorded conversation substantiate the facts and frustrations (https://soundcloud.com/user-370781554/deceased-child-id-victim ),” said David Howe, president of SubscriberWise. “Unfortunately, this latest child victimization is just a routine day at the office because Congress has failed to enact federal legislation to protect the identities of innocent children everywhere in this nation. Regrettably it appears that Congress is content to pass the buck and let each State decide whether to participate in a patch-work of attempted solutions that will never adequately solve this problem. And little do the ‘experts’ who’ve never engaged a single perpetrator know, it’s a fact that the overwhelming majority of child identity thefts are actually perpetrated by the child’s own parent. That’s exactly why there must be a federal remedy,” asserted Howe.
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“What makes this most recent case so incredibly appalling is the fact that the victim is deceased and, tragically, he died when he was only 13 years old,” emphasized Howe.
“For the record I want it known that I have profoundly more disdain for the impotent elected officials who pretend every day to represent this citizens of this nation, than I do for the parent-perpetrators who engage in the exploitation of their own child because of a terrible decision motivated almost entirely by financial circumstances, desperation, and ignorance.
“So while the theft of an identity belonging to a boy who died as a very young teenager is one of the most pathetic and disgusting frauds I’ve ever confronted, it’s sadly a behavior that neither shocks or awes me,” acknowledged Howe. “What continues to confound me, however, is the fact that there’s virtually nothing to stop this crime from happening again to the same victim. And worse, there is essentially nothing to prevent the creation of a credit file using a child’s legitimate name, legitimate SSN, and a falsified date of birth.
“To solve this problem, Congress must get to work and regulate a standard solution at the federal level that applies to each and every state,” concluded Howe. “That’s the only way to ensure maximum protection for our children.”
Related: Maryland lawmakers are at least attempting to heed SubscriberWise’s warnings: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/12/maryland-child-identity-theft_n_1421720.html.
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