Public Safety Identity Theft
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the nation, and students may be particularly vulnerable to this crime. Learn how to protect yourself and your future from identity theft by going tohttp://www.ed.gov/misused.
The Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Education is working to raise public awareness-especially among college students-about the fast-growing danger of identity theft. Our site,http://www.ed.gov/misused, contains information for students and schools about how to prevent identity theft involving federal education funds and how to report this crime.
The Office of Inspector General has criminal investigators with offices nationwide who, in conjunction with the Department of Justice, conduct identity theft investigations related to federal student aid. We want to work together to alert students about the importance of protecting their personally identifying information.