and why it's an important issue
the illegal use of someone else's personal identifying information (such as a Social Security number) in order to get money or credit.
The Importance of People Awareness
Identity theft can be devastating because it can happen from a complete stranger. Most victims don't know where to turn or know how to fix it. You can fix this for your child by going to a site such as http://www.idtheftcenter.org/id-theft/victim-resources.html where you can contact a worker and they will answer questions and lead you in the right direction. With more public awareness there can be more resources like the Identity Theft Center. Identity theft can happen whenever and to whoever so there has to be good resources to help lead you to regain you identity.
Preventing ID theft: What you need to know