It's time to take some fairly simple precautions to protect your financial assets if you or your kids are heading to college this fall.  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 tells The Big Z young adults 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 website through a link or pop-up box they provide.

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