After years of reporting on child identity theft and credit freezes, Julie set out to freeze her own toddler’s credit. What she discovered led to a year-long series of editorial blogs that ultimately prompted a new state law and this following series of KPIX consumer reports.
Over the course of a year, Julie convinced the credit bureaus to make some significant security changes and compiled a first-of-it’s-kind “Step-By-Step Guide to Freeze Your Child’s Credit.”
The exclusive resource provides a virtual road map for parents to safely freeze their kids’ credit. You’ll find a detailed summary of hard-to-find contact information, tips and sample documents specific to each bureau, along with a candid description of the hurdles and security concerns they may encounter along the way.
Citing her continuing coverage, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto introduced the child credit freeze legislation AB 1580 that, for the first time, will give California parents the right to freeze their child’s credit.
For a summary of the investigation, links to each of the stories, and NewsMom supplements with additional resources for parents, relevant data and documents, see:
My Toddler Has A Credit Card: Preventing Child ID Theft