By Personal Finance Expert and LifeLock Educational Advisor Jean Chatzky, with Hayden Field
Now that projects have kicked back into high gear after “summer mode,” fall is in full swing. It’s a good time to check in with your parents — and to help them safeguard their identities as we transition into preparation for the upcoming holiday season.
Here’s why: The number of elderly victims of identity theft increased from 2.1 million in 2012 to 2.6 million in 2014, according to data from the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network. And more digital-savvy kids — especially members of the sandwich generation — can do their part to keep that number from going higher by helping their parents protect themselves online.