On the way to the shore this weekend my nine-year-old son received a phone call in the car on his cell phone. The conversation went something like this.
Nine-Year-Old: It did.
Nine-Year-Old: I don't have a car. I have a skateboard and a bicycle.
Nine-Year-Old: Dad, what is a warranty?
Dad: There are different types of warranties. Why do you ask?
Nine-Year-Old: I just got a call on my cell phone and the person told me the warranty on my car had expired and asked if I would like to renew it. I told them I didn't have a car; I have a skateboard and a bicycle.
My older son who is fourteen overheard the conversation and said he had received the same call last week.
My nine-year-old is smart enough not to give out personal information to strangers. What would have happened if another child was asked for credit card information and knew where to find it and gave it out?