College students are the most targeted group for identity theft!
Most 18 - 29 year olds are bad at protecting their personal information. Most college students don't take enough precautions. If someone wants to obtain your personal information, they can...
- Steal your mail, wallet, or purse
- Take information from your home, apartment, or dorm room
- Complete a "change of address" form and redirect your mail to another location
- Rummage through trash to see if you've pitched anything with personal information
- Obtain information about you via email or phone by posing as a business or potential employer
- Remove information from your bank, employment, or rental records
How can theives use my information?
There are a few things an identity theif might do with your information...
- Open new credit card accounts
- Establish phone or wireless service
- Open a bank account and forge checks
- Obtain a driver's license with their picture but your name and licence info
Click here to learn how to protect yourself from scams, and click here for answers to common questions about Identity Theft.
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