Last year, 11.6 million adults fell victim to Identity fraud costing upwards of $37 billion. So, whether or not young adults are among the last to detect Identity Fraud, here are some good pointers to to provide your kids as they head off to college.
- Keep your computer’s (including your phone’s) operating system up to date
- Have your students leave critical documents at home if possible. These include Social Security Cards, Passports, and Birth Certificates.
- Never lend credit cards or debit cards to anyone.
- Make sure they open and read their mail.
Read the whole article here: Young adults among last to detect identity theft
Oh, and I would be remiss if I didn’t add one other pointer… Be sure to shred!
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