Better Business Bureau finds college students are fraudster favorites


It’s no secret the world of technology allows for better communication and better efficiency at work.

But it also brings the dangers of email scams, credit card skimmers, and identity theft.

According to officials, college students are the easiest targets of these scams.

Since most students don’t have much of a transaction history, it’s harder to pinpoint unusual activity. 

Students are also the most common users of public WiFi, which means they must take steps to protect their identity.

Here are some protective steps students should take:

  • Guard your numbers such as Social Security number and ATM code
  • Be careful when sending important documents by mail
  • Avoid making payments by public WiFi
  • Shred pre-approved credit card offers and bills before disposing of them
  • Do not shop online or pay bills on a public computer
  • Be suspicious of solicitors
  • Limit the amount of information you place online. 

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