Identity Theft

  • If you are reading this, you’re a possible target for Internet scams. Just by having an email address, you are a target. It really is that simple.
  • College students are victimized by identity theft more than any other age group.
  • Types of theft include hackers gaining access to personal information from databases, phishing e-mails or pop-ups which persuade users to disclose personal information, and cases in which personal information was sold to illegitimate organizations.
  • People can protect their identity by limiting the amount of personal information they disclose and being aware of various scams.

The following documents can be useful in preventing and recovering from identity theft. The information is given courtesy of Brenda Williams from the IFAS Extension Office. Contact information is: Phone: 352.955.2402 or Email: