Abstract Data in SSA Numident Records Would Protect Children, SubscriberWise Says

SubscriberWise pleads for political outsiders Carson and Trump to
lead the charge on child ID theft policy; establishment politicians have
ignored the problem.

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SubscriberWise®,
the leading provider of analytics driven subscriber decision management
technology and the nation’s largest issuing consumer reporting agency
for the communications industry, announced today that the company is
intensifying its plea for the leading political outsiders – Donald Trump
and Ben Carson – to expand their presidential policy statements to
include the subject of child identity theft.

According to SubscriberWise, technology solutions are urgently
indicated. Information and data (i.e. place and date of child’s birth)
contained in Numident records
would substantially mitigate child identity fraud.

“On Saturday, August 29, 2015, I spoke with another young adult who was
victimized by child identity theft,” said David Howe, President of
SubscriberWise. “That makes roughly 700 or so cases of child fraud I’ve
engaged or confronted in my career. And what a sad shame. This latest
victim – a young man now 20 and just starting out – was genuinely
surprised to learn that his identity had been hijacked to obtain cable
service when he was a minor (audio with victim: http://www.subscriberwise.com/media/3_Year_Old_Victim_Trump_Carson.wav ).
Unfortunately, his credit file already contained adverse information –
possibly the result of the crime. From my perspective, lawmakers are
negligent in their duty to protect the identities of innocent children.

“Despite the fact that SSA Numident records contain information that
would dramatically reduce child fraud, today there’s no protection for a
minor child’s social security number as it relates to the credit system
and the process in which credit reports are created in this country.

“In addition to involvement by non-establishment candidates Trump and
Carson, I’m urging voters across the nation to become educated on this
subject. Voters should directly engage their elected representatives and
demand immediate action on this overdue child safety initiative,” argued
Howe. “I also continue to encourage advocacy from consumer protection
organizations and businesses small and large. I want to hear from the
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Office of the Inspector
General, the Social Security Administration, and the Federal Trade
Commission regarding their support of SubscriberWise’s initiative to
protect children from fraud and predatory behavior: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/09/prweb12163889.htm .”

About SubscriberWise

SubscriberWise® launched as the first U.S. issuing consumer reporting
agency exclusively for the cable industry in 2006. In 2009,
SubscriberWise and TransUnion announced a joint marketing agreement for
the benefit of America’s independent cable operators. Today
SubscriberWise is a risk management preferred-solutions provider for the
National Cable Television Cooperative (http://www.nctconline.org).
SubscriberWise technology has prevented thousands of child identity
thefts and uncovered the misuse of personally identifiable information
for operators everywhere.

SubscriberWise is a U.S.A. federally registered trademark of the
SubscriberWise Limited Liability Co.

Contacts

SubscriberWise
David Howe, President, 330-880-4848 x137