Sept 13 (Reuters) – Two months before Shundra Jackson was
due to graduate from the University of Georgia in 2008, she
received a letter at her campus job warning that her wages were
about to be garnished if her credit card bills remained unpaid.
The problem was: Jackson did not have any credit cards.
That is how she found out she was a victim of identity
theft. As college students start the school year, Jackson’s case
serves as a stark reminder that young adults are among the most
likely targets of this crime. More reports of identity theft
collected by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission were lodged by
those aged 20-29 than any other age range.