College-age adults, protect yourself from ID theft

Watch Your Buck | Blog for BBB serving the Heart of Texas

ID-100129142If you’re a young adult, you may think older people are most vulnerable to identity theft. They’re still adapting to new technology, right? That isn’t the case. Statistics show the age group most at risk is college-age adults.

With school, work and busy social lives, young adults often aren’t as careful as they should be with personal information. Better Business Bureau wants to warn college-age adults of their vulnerability to identity theft.

According to the Consumer Sentinel Network, 57,491 consumers between 20 and 29 had their identities stolen in 2012. That’s 21 percent of the ID theft complaints reported last year, the largest of any 10-year age range.

College-age adults attract identity thieves  because they often have good, clean credit scores. It pays for students to be aware of identity theft, scams and other rip-offs they might face living on their own for the first time.

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