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Word of Mouth - Segment
Mon January 9, 2012
Stealing their future...
Thousands of foster kids are released from the system at age 18 only to realize that they are thousands of dollars in fraudulent debt. It can take years for any target of identity theft to restore their credit, and even longer to recover a sense of security. Former foster kids without family support or the benefit of experience or access to resources can be especially challenged. Gerry Smith is a cyber-security reporter for the Huffington Post – where he wrote about obstacles foster kids face as part of a series on identity theft and children.