Win a Free Copy of "Bankrupt at Birth"
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and our supporters at Identity Guard take child health and safety — including identity theft — seriously. Recently, the company's general manager, Joe Mason, authored a step-by-step guide to protecting your child's identity and Social Security Number during their minor years. Bankrupt at Birth, Why Child Identity Theft is On the Rise & How It’s Happening Under Parents’ Noses is now on book shelves and available through online booksellers.
100 percent of profits from this book sale benefit our hospital fundrasing programs. To celebrate the launch of this book, Identity Guard is giving CMN Hosptials supporters a chance to win 1 of 100 free copies! In addition, one random entry will also recieve a free one-year subscription of Identity Guard Platinum (a $288 value). Here's what you have to do!
1. Email your first and last name, and shipping mailing address to email@example.com between Tuesday, Oct. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 3 at 11:59 pm Pacific. We will only collect this information to provide you the book. Shipping is available to U.S. residents only.
2. We will contact the grand prize winner Monday, Nov. 5 with instructions on how to redeem your online subscription to Identity Guard Platinum.
We'll look out for your email! In the meantime, check out these resources and snippets from "Bankrupt at Birth."
About the book: Protecting our children is second nature to most parents. We baby-proof our homes, invest in top-of-the-line car seats, and wouldn’t dream of letting our kids ride a bike without a helmet. But when it comes to protecting our kids’ Social Security numbers, all that caution is thrown to the wind. Whether it’s ignorance about the growing epidemic of identity theft or lack of awareness of the solutions, the end result is the same – our kids are exposed, and we are taking a risk they just can’t afford. In Bankrupt at Birth, author Joe Mason uses stories and statistics to outline the problem of child identity theft and offers parents practical advice to protect their kids.
Navigating child identity theft: Children have become one of the biggest targets for identity thieves because of their clean credit histories that can be used for years before being discovered. This infographic shows you what signs and situations to be aware of as your child grows:
Author Joe Mason shares child identity tips and strategies on "Better TV" (this is part 1 of a 5-part series. Click through for more segments).