NY lawmakers OK bill to curb child identity theft


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos




ALBANY — Lawmakers in New York state have passed a proposal designed to help parents prevent their children from becoming the victims of identity theft.

The measure passed both the state Senate and Assembly on June 18. It now heads to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his signature.

The bill would require credit agencies to place a credit record freeze on the account of a child at the request of a parent or legal guardian. Parents could do this to prevent their children from being victimized.

Children often make easy targets for identity thieves because they often don't know they've been victimized until years later when they apply for their first credit card or apartment. Thieves can use the child's identity to apply for loans or credit cards.


Make text smaller Make text larger

MUST READ NEWS

Image Is it okay to discuss business negotiations in executive session?
Editor’s note: Reynell Andrews , longtime Town of Goshen Planning Board member, wrote a letter dated Oct. 28, 2016, to the New York State Committee of Open Government that...
Image Kathleen M. Hurley of Chester, N.Y., dies at age 55
Kathleen M. Hurley of Chester, N.Y., a homemaker and a 32-year area resident, died at home on Jan. 12, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was 55.
Daughter of the late...
Anti-Legoland ads make no sense
To the Editor:
The "Concerned Citizens for the Hudson Valley," an anti-Legoland group, have run two ads that make no sense.
The first stated that the PILOT...
Image Skoufis to Orange County IDA: Be prepared to revoke agreement giving tax breaks to CPV power plant
The following is a copy of the letter Assemblyman James Skoufis sent to Robert T. Armistead, chairman of the Orange County Industrial Development Agency.

Dear Chairman...

VIDEOS


Sign up to get our newsletter emailed to you every week!

  • Enter your email address in the box below.
  • Select the newsletters you would like to subscribe to.
  • Click the 'SUBSCRIBE' button.

Comments

Pool Rules



MOST COMMENTED



Find more about Weather in Chester, NY