Every 45 seconds, one person gets his or her identity stolen by an intruder. The electronic age has made people's identities public despite all insistence to keep personal information private. The only antidote to identity theft is prevention. As a student, you need to protect yourself and your family from identity theft. Protect your personal basic information such as your legal name, your birthdate, your social security number, and your mother's maiden name. Be careful how much information you post on your Facebook page. Identity thieves thrive in our electronic age and have made millions of dollars off innocent citizens whose intentions are solely to socialize virtually on the internet.
For more information on identity theft, please visit Federal Trade Commission.
The information about identity theft has been drafted from Penn State's Financial Literacy and Wellness Center.