As any reader of our blog will know, we often discuss the rising risks of identity theft and how you can better protect yourself and your family. So when the team over at Mailbox Big Box sent us over this infographic highlighting the trend of identity thieves targeting college students, we figured we ought to share it. This will be particularly interesting if you have college aged kids!

While college students aren’t typically strapped with cash or boasting high credit card limits, students are easier targets for seasoned ID thieves as they generally take fewer precautions than their older counterparts. They are also much less likely to audit their personal bank and credit card statements, which makes it easier for thieves to get away with those fraudulent transactions!

Key takeaways:

  • College students have the highest right of identity theft victimization across all age groups
  • Students are 1000% more likely to have their identity stolen than their car
  • Students are 400% more likely to have their identity stolen by someone they know – a sad phenomenon known as “familiar fraud”

Identity Thieves Heart College Students

Identity Thieves Heart College Students by the team at Mailbox Big Box

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