Identity Theft by Roommates and Friends Is A Growing Trend
According to the 2010 Identity Fraud Survey Report released by Javelin Strategy and Research, more than 11 million people became victims of identity theft in 2009.
Young adults, ages 18 to 24, take 132 days on average to detect identity theft. Subsequently, the average cost of victims in this age group was $1,156, which is roughly five times more than the average amount lost by other age groups.
The BBB has 10 tips for how college kids can safely handle financial decision-making.
“1. Secure your mail. Dorm mailboxes are not always secure so you should have sensitive mail sent to your home address or to a P.O. Box.”
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