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The places on campus your identity is most likely to get stolen

Protect your personal info by taking extra precautions here

Identity theft may not seem like a major concern for many college students in the midst of paying tuition, making the grade, and trying to sleep. But that lack of concern makes many of them prime targets for the crime. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission describes college students as one of the groups most vulnerable to identity theft.

"In the digital age, your greatest asset is your information," says Carrie Kerskie, director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University, in Naples, Florida. "Once somebody has that information, it can be sold and resold, and it could be a problem for the rest of your life."

That's why it's important to proactively protect yourself. By knowing where identity theft is most likely to happen on campus you can take simple steps to safeguard your info.

Infographic: The Places on Campus

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