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Study shows college-aged adults most prone to identity theft

Posted on Friday, September 6th, 2013 at 12:53 pm    

According to the Consumer Sentinel Network Database, college-aged adults are most prone to becoming the victims of identity theft. One reason is linked to the fact that college-aged adults are very active online, making them inevitably more vulnerable. Also, people in their 20’s are usually targeted because they have good credit scores and a clean record.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, Texas ranked fifth in the nation for reported cases of identity theft last year.

One way to protect yourself when online is to only enter information on sites that have an “https://” address. The “s” stands for “secure” so you can better ensure your information won’t be leaked.

Identity theft can be devastating for an individual. If you or someone you know has been the victim of identity theft, our lawyers at the Russell Van Beustring P.C. want to help you. Call us at 713-973-6650 to discuss your options.

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