WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SubscriberWise, the nation’s largest issuing CRA for the communications industry and the leading provider of big data, advanced-analytics, and business-rules technology, announced today that the company founder and national child protector has prepared a presentation for President-elect Donald Trump detailing the staggeringly underreported crime of child identity theft.
“I just wrapped up another child identity theft case involving a young 12-year-old victim,” confirmed David Howe, SubscriberWise founder and CEO. “The child in this latest case was first exploited when he was just 3-years-old. And what’s more outrageous from the standpoint of victimization, it wasn’t until the child’s identity turned up again in 2016 - in two separate crimes that occurred at MCTV and CenturyLink - that SubscriberWise was finally able to put the brakes on the predatory behavior that spanned nearly the entirety of the child’s young life.
“The good news is that we were able to provide law enforcement professionals a mountain of evidence so compelling and so overwhelming that the case promptly resulted in a criminal complaint filed against the parent-suspect. It’s now in the hands of the State of Ohio.
“The bad news is that hundreds of children are victimized every day in this country and there’s absolutely no end in sight because of technology lapses at the federal level and because of the establishment’s remarkable culpability for the suffering and despair that haunts the victims forever.
“However, on a positive foot-note related to the 12-year-old victim’s case, SubscriberWise can unequivocally confirm that the fraudulent credit file is now suppressed at TransUnion; Equifax and Experian have been alerted with details of the breach.
“Regrettably, file suppression is very rare and child victims are often exploited over and over because of technology gaps at the federal level,” Howe added.
“Moreover, there’s almost never an advocate for the child-victim since the overwhelming majority of police and prosecutors will never confront a single instance of child identity theft during the duration of their professional career. And that’s because the victims are voiceless children -- and because the perpetrators are almost always a parent.
“And even if there is an advocate, the child would potentially be re-victimized by having to testify against their parent or guardian,” Howe lamented. “This is justification for the federal government to do its job and protect our children.
“So today I’m again making an urgent public plea for Mr. Trump to meet for the bipartisan objective of protecting our children during his first 100 days,” continued Howe.
“The presentation I’ve prepared for the President-elect includes substantial criminal evidence from this latest child theft,” acknowledged Howe. “I also intend to provide Mr. Trump sensitive information involving the national credit systems, which will include detailed information explaining the automated underwriting systems that currently enable children to be exploited with virtually no detection or red flags whatsoever.
“Yes, I have specific solutions for the President-elect that I know will dramatically mitigate this national crisis. And I’m convinced that Mr. Trump will act decisively to implement these solutions during his first 100 days.
“I can’t wait for action,” concluded the credit czar. “I know the innocent children can’t wait either.”
SubscriberWise® launched as the first issuing consumer reporting agency exclusively for the cable industry one decade ago. The company filed extensive documentation and end-user agreements to access TransUnion’s consumer database. TransUnion approved the request as part of a pilot project in 2007. In 2009, SubscriberWise and TransUnion announced a joint marketing agreement for the benefit of America’s cable operators. Today SubscriberWise is a risk management preferred-solutions provider for the National Cable Television Cooperative.
SubscriberWise contributions to telecom are quantified in the billions of dollars annually.
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