How students can stave off identity theft


The Federal Trade Commission reports that in 2005 Americans ages 18 to 24 made more than 69,000 identity theft complaints more than any other age group. Here are 10 ways students can prevent identity theft and the headaches that come with it.

1. Watch what you blog. Millions of young people keep online diaries that are usually available to anyone surfing the Web. Safe blogging means not posting any personally identifiable information other than your first name, says Linda Foley, co-executive director of the Identity Theft Resource Center in San Diego. “There’s nothing wrong with blogging,” Foley says. “Blogging can be fun — as long as you do it safely.” CITIZEN-TIMES.com: How students can stave off identity theft

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