Although most colleges won’t start their fall semester until next month, it's not too early to think about taking some fairly simple precautions to protect your financial assets.  Millions of American adults become victims of ID theft every year, with losses totaling in the billions.  Young adults aged 18-24 are among the last to detect identity theft when compared to other age groups.

 

Better Business Bureau Investigator Bill Smith says they are often too trusting when leaving home for the first time.

 

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Checking your credit score on a regular basis is one way to keep up with any potential threats to your financial well-being.  Scammers and spammers often target unsuspecting individuals through their e-mail accounts or official-looking websites, offering to take you to the AnnualCreditReport.com website through a link or pop-up box they provide.

 

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