The Labor Day holiday is over and college campuses are busy with the 2013 fall semester. Even though school is in session, it is not too late to make sure students take precautions to protect their credit card information and mail.
The Better Business Bureau of Northwest Florida is alerting college-age adults about the potential for identity theft. According to the Consumer Sentinel Network database, 57,491 consumers between the ages of 20 and 29 fell victim to I-D theft in 2012. That represents 21 percent of the total number of identity theft complaints reported last year.
The Better Business Bureau says thieves target college-age adults because they usually have clean credit scores. The bureau offers these simple steps to protect their identity: