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7 Consumer Fraud Protection Tips For New College Students
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7 Consumer Fraud Protection Tips For New College Students

By:John Buzzard, Strategic Technical Fraud Account Executive at CO-OP Financial Services (www.co-opfs.org) This fall, millions of students will take their first big step to adulthood by starting their freshman year of college. That means freedom, responsibility and a crash-course in living away from home. While there’s plenty to enjoy, there’s one area of caution that’s often overlooked by parents when preparing their children for this huge life transition: identity and credit fraud. For parents and students, here are seven tips for protecting critical private information. #1 Safeguard the Essentials When you're just discovering college life for the first time, it's easy to let your guard down. Dorms and student housing are places where friendships form over shared living spaces. That...