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 is intensifying its plea for the leading political outsiders - Donald Trump and Ben Carson - to expand their presidential policy statements to include the subject of child identity theft.
According to SubscriberWise, technology solutions are urgently indicated. Information and data (i.e. place and date of child's birth) contained in Numident records would substantially mitigate child identity fraud.
"On Saturday, August 29, 2015, I spoke with another young adult who was victimized by child identity theft," said David Howe, President of SubscriberWise. "That makes roughly 700 or so cases of child fraud I've engaged or confronted in my career. And what a sad shame. This latest victim - a young man now 20 and just starting out - was genuinely surprised to learn that his identity had been hijacked to obtain cable service when he was a minor (audio with victim: http://www.subscriberwise.com/media/3_Year_Old_Victim_Trump_Carson.wav ). Unfortunately, his credit file already contained adverse information - possibly the result of the crime. From my perspective, lawmakers are negligent in their duty to protect the identities of innocent children.
"Despite the fact that SSA Numident records contain information that would dramatically reduce child fraud, today there's no protection for a minor child's social security number as it relates to the credit system and the process in which credit reports are created in this country.
"In addition to involvement by non-establishment candidates Trump and Carson, I'm urging voters across the nation to become educated on this subject. Voters should directly engage their elected representatives and demand immediate action on this overdue child safety initiative," argued Howe. "I also continue to encourage advocacy from consumer protection organizations and businesses small and large. I want to hear from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Office of the Inspector General, the Social Security Administration, and the Federal Trade Commission regarding their support of SubscriberWise's initiative to protect children from fraud and predatory behavior: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/09/prweb12163889.htm ."
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 (http://www.nctconline.org). SubscriberWise technology has prevented thousands of child identity thefts and uncovered the misuse of personally identifiable information for operators everywhere.
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