Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Identity Theft & Preventing Fraud

Identity theft occurs when someone steals your personal information (e.g., credit card number or social security number) and uses it fraudulently. Identity fraud is one of the nation's fastest growing crimes. Although most people are aware of it, research shows that consumers and businesses are not taking the necessary steps to fully protect themselves. The best way to fight fraud is to prevent it.

Identity Theft video