Identity theft can affect everyone, including teenagers. At this point in your life, it is important for you to recognize what personal information is, and the steps to protect it. Your information, in the wrong hands (see video below), can ‘jack your life!’
Identity theft is when someone uses your information for their gain. Thieves can use information about you, such as your social security number, to open up fraudulent credit cards, get student loans, and even get out of traffic tickets.
Because of this, it is important to be cautious when posting information on the Internet. This information includes your social security number, driver’s license number, state ID number, any banking information or your student ID number. This type of information should only be given out when it is absolutely necessary.