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Bankrupt At Birth? Protecting Your Children’s Identity

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This tax season some adults will make an awful realization someone has already gotten their tax return, by stealing their identity!

It's an easy way to discover you've been duped.  But the biggest growing group of victims isn’t filing tax returns, that's because they're children.

So how do parents know?

 

Joe Mason's new book "Bankrupt at Birth" explains how this is happening, right under parents' noses.