College students are five times more likely to be a victim of identity theft than the general public. To protect yourself make sure to use this simple rule: shred it or secure it.
Shred confidential documents right away that are no longer needed, Secure confidential documents that you still need. Here’s why:
The Dorm Room Dilemma
Dorm rooms are accessible by virtually everyone in the building. Identity theft becomes easy when thieves can fish bank account statements, credit card applications and other documents containing highly sensitive information from the wastebasket next to a dorm room desk. Shred these unwanted documents so your trash can doesn’t become a treasure trove for identity thieves.
College students may also be feel very secure in their dorms and not think twice about leaving sensitive documents such as checkbooks and social security cards in unlocked areas. Secure all confidential documents in a locked safe place to prevent identity theft in your absence.
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