College students aren’t always focused on protecting their personal information. This makes them highly vulnerable to identity theft.
As your kids head off to school, remind them to guard all of their account numbers, PINs and passwords. They should never be shared and only given out when absolutely necessary.
Credit cards, debit cards and checks should never be left out in the open where someone could grab them. They need to be kept in a secure place at all times.
One more thing: College kids need to be reminded that public WiFi and shared computers, such as those at the library, are not secure and should never be used to buy things, pay bills or access financial accounts.