College students vulnerable to identity theft

College student may be vulnerable to being victims of identity theft and other related crimes because college students are susceptible to fraud done by people that they know.

In 2010, more than 250,000 people were victims of identity theft and 24 percent of them were people that were college-aged. Young adults are susceptible to what is known as “friendly fraud,” which means that the fraud is committed by someone you know, such as a roommate. College students are advised to take a few steps to keep their private information safe.

For example, secure your campus mailbox or have sensitive mail sent to your permanent address. Do not put too much information on to social networks and change your privacy settings to protect yourself. Also, check you debit card and credit card accounts often to make sure that there are not mysterious charges.

If you or a loved one has been charged with some type of theft or robbery, this can be a stressful time for you and your family. Contact the Dallas theft defense lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007 today.

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