Nov. 17, 2006
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States with an estimated cost to victims of more than $5 billion annually, according to the United States Department of Education. Increasingly, college students are becoming victims of this crime.
Several Morningside College students will address this problem when they present “Identity Theft and College Students” on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 11:45 a.m. in the UPS Auditorium of the Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Avenue, on the Morningside College campus.
The free event is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS) and is open to the public.
The presentation will include a power point presentation and handouts describing what constitutes identity theft, how to recognize if one has been a victim of the crime, steps to take if identity theft has occurred, and information on privacy rights and how to obtain credit reports. The program is based on information presented during the 2006 May Term course “Fraud Examination” taught by Dr. Deanna Daniels, associate professor of business administration and economics, and instructor for the class.