Child Identity Theft

Child Identity Theft What to know, What to do Tips

Is someone using your child’s personal or financial information to make purchases, get benefits, file taxes, or commit fraud? That’s child identity theft. 

Visit to report identity theft and get a personal recovery plan. 

The site provides detailed advice to help you fix problems caused by child identity theft, along with the ability to: 

  • get a personal recovery plan that walks you through each step 
  • update your plan and track your progress 
  • print pre-filled letters and forms to send to credit bureaus, businesses, and debt collectors 

Go to and click "Get Started". 

There’s detailed advice for child identity theft. The advice is tailored to your child’s situation – whether your child experienced tax, financial, medical or some other type of identity theft. The next page tells you what to do right away. You’ll find these steps – and a whole lot more – at