It takes young adults–those between the ages of 18 and 24–some 132 days before they realize they’ve had their identity stolen. In that time, they’ve lost five times the amount of money compared to other age groups, according to Washington State University’s student newspaper.
Quoting a report from the Better Business Bureau, the newspaper notes that areas which should be carefully monitored include the Internet, emails and the trusty telephone.”Don’t trust caller ID,” says a BBB consultant.
In general, students need to be better educated on how they can have their IDs stolen and what they should do if the unthinkable happens. Read more here.