Stealing elderly parents’ identities a hidden, common crime

Evidence of widespread prevalence of elder identity theft represents a new wrinkle in society’s battle against this digital age crime.

Security firm ID Analytics looked at billions of credit applications and other related data recently to find people using the same Social Security number and last name, but different first names, with an eye toward determining the prevalence of child ID theft. More than 2 million elderly adults are sharing an SSN with their adult children.

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