Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Are you kidding me?

I had to mention this in my blog. Today Iris got her very first credit card offer in the mail today. Yep, it was seriously addressed to her specifically. Not sure what list a (almost) two year old has to be on to be sent junk mail by these sleazy companies, but she's on it. I hung it on our bulletin board because I thought it was really funny, but I now the more I think about it, I think it's really, really creepy. It's like "hey kid, ruin your credit before you're even out of diapers!" Of course, we couldn't really open the card in her name, could we? Could we? I shudder to think. It will be interesting to see what other strange mail ends up showing up for her. Perhaps random catalogs or mortgage ads?

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  1. hi, just thought i'd mention something i recently read about children recieving adult-type mail. sometimes (though not always, so don't completely freak out) it may be a red flag that your child was targeted for identity theft. apparently, more and more identity thieves are targeting children because it can go completely unnoticed for such a long time and it's relatively easier to accomplish than stealing the identity of an adult, who would regularly check their credit record or notice questionable activity sooner. i don't mean to freak you out, but just thought i'd give you a head's up if you're recieving that kind of mail for a 2 year old!

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  2. Kim thank you so much for bringing this up. This morning my friend told me the same thing, so I've obviously been much more concerned. I'm ordering her credit report, just to see if anything's on it. I guess I don't really know what else to do?
    That would be really scary :(

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