The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently published "action letters for child welfare caseworkers to send to credit bureaus if they find errors on the credit reports of the children in their care." According to the bureau, the nearly 400,000 children in the United States foster care system are "more susceptible to credit problems and identity theft" because they often "lack a permanent address, and their personal information is frequently shared among numerous adults and agency databases." The three actions letters published by the CFPB apply to the following situations: when a credit report should not exist for the minor; when the credit report has errors from before the youth turned 18; and when the credit report has errors for foster care youth over 18. For more, read the full news release.