Thursday, August 19, 2010

School Officials from Brewer, Maine Warn Students and Parents about Identity Theft

"BREWER, Maine — Local school officials, worried about the possibility of identity theft, are encouraging parents not to provide their children’s Social Security numbers to the state so the students can be tracked as they leave school and get jobs.

“We’re required to ask but we’re encouraging parents not to tell,” Superintendent Daniel Lee said on Monday.

School departments across the state are required by a new state law to collect students’ Social Security numbers for all enrolled this fall. Parents, however, should know that they can decline, Lee said."
Read the rest of the news article here - "Brewer school officials warn of identity theft", Bangor Daily News, August 16, 2010.  Learn more about identity theft.

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