For Higher Education
Show students and their families that you put security first by providing ID Protection to all incoming freshman.
Identity Theft Protection
for schools and students
Protect Your Students • Safeguard Your University • Foster Trust with Parents
According to a recent study conducted by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), college age students are the most frequent victims of ID theft. Experts believe it may be because they are young and inexperienced in cyber safety. Every day, students expose their identity when they routinely type in their personal information into online order forms, banks, social media and more. As a student enters college, they are consistently asked for their social security number for offers from credit card companies, new doctors, student loan forms and more. In fact, reports of student loan fraud surged more than 120 percent from last year.
Students aren’t the only ones exposing their identity. Each year, universities report data breaches that expose thousands of student personal records. This kind of data is a big payday to hackers.
Why are students an easy target for ID Theft:
Students spend more time online than any other demographic
Students are much more likely to share their personal information
Students receive many credit card offers in the mail
Students use public Wi-Fi more than other groups
Students don't typically check their credit reports