ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — With students going back to college, scammers are taking advantage of these young adults. The Better Business Bureau said identity theft is the most significant threat, especially with incoming freshmen.
According to the BBB, college students between the ages of 18 and 24 are the ones being targeted by scammers. Experts said members of this age group have higher losses than the age 65 and older group. A major reason for these losses is that college students are online all the time, which makes them vulnerable to scams like identity theft.
One way scammers steal college students’ identities is through credit cards.
Almost half of these students receive applications for pre-approved credit cards on a daily or weekly basis. However, many throw out those card applications without destroying them, setting themselves up for identity…