At what point do you start worrying about your children's credit reports?
February 8, 2012 9:31 AM Subscribe
The other day my 13 year old received an application for a Discover Card in the mail. At the time, I dismissed it as junk mail. Trans Union mentions that receiving applications may be a sign of a problem, and even has a site related to the issue here
. While diving into a fraud investigation request for one application seems overkill, how common is this, and at what point does one start monitoring all this?
(She does receive magazines like National Geographic that would not be solely sent to children, though I did not have the presence of mind to check if the letter used the shorter form of her name, as the magazines do.)