College Students at High Risk of Identity Theft
So you think no one would bother stealing from a college student because you have comparatively litt
le to steal? Think again. The Better Business Bureau is urging specifically college students to take steps against identity theft.
In a recent Davis Enterprise article, the BBB said:
College students are the most at-risk group for identity theft because of their high use of social media and smartphones.
So-called “friendly fraud” makes up more than 20 percent of identity theft crimes on college campuses. Those cases involve friends, roommates and classmates who access smartphones or social media accounts without permission.
The organization recommends students keep important documents locked and have sensitive mail sent to a post office box or family home. It says credit and debit card statements should be carefully reviewed.
For more information, click on the BBB link above.