ID Theft and the 18-24 Set
Matt Rose has an interesting post, “What is Higher Education’s Role in Regards to ID Theft?:”
A recent study by the US Justice Department notes that households headed by individuals between the ages of 18 and 24 are the most likely to experience identity theft. The report does not investigate why this age group is more susceptible, so I’ve started a list…
It’s worth looking at. I’ve suggested the random slinging of SSNs about as part of the applications process, but would like to add applications to rent property. The stock forms demand absolutely everything you need to steal an identity, with the possible exception of mother’s maiden name. The maiden name is more useful for account-takeover fraud, which is less damaging to young people, since they’re unlikely to have rich accounts to drain.