College Students are Highly Susceptible to Identity Theft

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Students in college today share more information than any generations before. With the ubiquity of social media and portable devices like smart phones and tablets, the number of opportunities for thieves to steal your identity has skyrocketed. If you have fallen victim to identity theft, Howard Silver can help.

College students are convenient targets for identity thieves for a number of reasons:

  1. College students often have pristine credit histories. A clean credit history makes it more likely that the identity thief can obtain additional credit and rack up more charges.
  2. College students often share a great deal of personal information through social media and other online platforms.
  3. College students complete countless applications, forms, surveys, and other documents as they start their adult lives. Each form is another opportunity for a thief to steal personally identifying information.
  4. College students may not be financially savvy yet and are more likely to make the sorts of mistakes that lead to easy opportunities.

The Federal Trade Commission reports that in 2014, a full fifth of all identity theft complaints came from people between the ages of 20 and 29, the highest proportion for any age group.

If you are a student or a parent of a student who has been the victim of identity theft, it’s important that you seek representation as soon as possible. Please contact the Law Offiice of Howard D. Silver today to schedule a free case evaluation with our Los Angeles identity theft lawyer.

Posted Date: 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014