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?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
(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.)