Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the nation with students being particularly vulnerable. Learn how to protect yourself from identity theft.
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. The site 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.
Learning about common scams is the best way to prevent becoming a victim.
- College students targeted through this fictitious “work from home” scam (click for more information)
- University employees targeted by phishing attacks indicating a change in their HR status (click for more information)