While identity theft is a serious risk for any individual, college students are particularly susceptible
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 7, 2009
NextAdvisor.com, the trusted, independent source for comparing the most valuable new services, has launched a free guide designed to help college students avoid becoming victims of identity theft.
"While identity theft is a serious risk for any individual, college students are particularly susceptible," said NextAdvisor.com Associate Editor Caitlin Podiak. "The lifestyle of a typical college student creates additional risks, but many students are completely unaware of this issue."
NextAdvisor.com's student identity theft protection guide strives to raise students' awareness of the risks and consequences of identity theft. It explains how certain habits common among college students can lead to identity theft and provides clear and straightforward advice on how to mitigate the danger. NextAdvisor.com emphasizes the importance of safeguarding sensitive personal information, and breaks down what that entails. The guide also encourages young adults to give some consideration to their credit history and to take responsibility for their finances.
"For most students, these things are not even on their radar," says Podiak. "But it's essential that they become more informed as they strike out on their own."
Another issue addressed by this guide is the false sense of security that students may feel within the confines of a college campus, as well as on the Internet, and social networking websites in particular.
NextAdvisor.com's student identity theft protection guide is available for free by visiting:
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