Wisconsin consumer protection officials are advising college
students to be especially vigilant about protecting their
private identity information.
Trade Commission says one in five identity theft victims are
in their 20s. And for college students focused on class
schedules and navigating a new environment, protecting their
identity might not be a priority.
protection administrators urge student to shred school
registration forms, health insurance documents, bank and
credit card statements, even credit card offers that arrive
in the mail. They say students should consider buying a lock
box for sensitive documents or items, such as a passport or
are also encouraged to contact the university's tech
department for any guidance on how to protect web-enabled
devices before connecting to the campus network.