Congress Must Act to Mitigate Child Identity Theft, SubscriberWise Proves Again

The absence of basic technology solutions at the federal level enables and perpetuates child identity theft. Congress must mandate protection of child social security numbers through the creation of an index of living children.

WASHINGTON--()--SubscriberWise, the leading provider of analytics-driven subscriber decision management technology and the nation’s first issuing consumer reporting agency for the communications industry, announced today that the company is again encouraging Congress to introduce and pass a legislative initiative that would require the creation of a national index of child social security numbers. The effort continues following another incident of child identity theft and on the heels of news that millions of child identities were stolen with the Anthem data breach.

“SubscriberWise has made repeated pleas to Congress and President Obama to enact a child protection bill that would protect a minor's SSN at the federal level," said David Howe, president of SubscriberWise. "Today I document another case of child identity theft: http://subscriberwise.com/media/Child_ID_Fraud_1078722-cr-2015-03-10.12-16-11-f543.wav.

"It's a fact that child identity thefts are rarely exposed and almost never prosecuted. It's also a reality that children often experience profoundly negative consequences, sometimes for many years after victimization. Even more unfortunate, the perpetrator is frequently - usually - a parent or guardian of the child," confirmed Howe who has exposed hundreds of child identity theft cases and provided information and training to various levels of law enforcement including FBI agents, police detectives, prosecutors, and several judges.

"Children can't rely on parent-initiated efforts and individual state options for protection. There must be a comprehensive, national solution," Howe concluded. "It's time to focus time and resources on this problem. It's time for Congress to work together and create a solution to better protect children."

About SubscriberWise

SubscriberWise® launched as the first U.S. issuing consumer reporting agency exclusively for the cable industry in 2006. In 2009, SubscriberWise and TransUnion announced a joint marketing agreement for the benefit of America's independent cable operators. Today SubscriberWise is a risk management preferred-solutions provider for the National Cable Television Cooperative.

SubscriberWise technology has prevented thousands of child identity thefts and uncovered the misuse of personally identifiable information for operators everywhere.

Today SubscriberWise's award winning technology protects billions of dollars of capital investment and revenue for the nation's leading communications companies.

Contacts

SubscriberWise
David E. Howe, 330-880-4848 x137

Release Summary

Children are exploited by identity theft with alarming frequency. The solution to the problem must include an index of living children. Congress must act to protect child victims.

Contacts

SubscriberWise
David E. Howe, 330-880-4848 x137