CU Money Sense to host workshop on student identity theft Oct. 10

October 4, 2012

CU Money Sense will hold a student workshop with help from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation on the prevention of identity theft in the college-age population on Oct. 10.

The workshop is open to all CU-Boulder students and will be held in University Memorial Center room 245 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Students planning to attend should email CUmoneysense@colorado.edu.

Colorado consistently ranks in the top 15 states for identity theft and fraud, with several Colorado cities ranking in the top 10 cities in the nation, according to Erin Foster, communication specialist with CU Money Sense, CU-Boulder’s financial education program for students.

“Our guest speaker from CBI will talk about the real-life impact that identity theft can have on students’ lives,” said Foster. “We want to heighten student awareness about this issue.”

Hazel Heckers of CBI will discuss why students are particularly appealing to identity thieves and what they can do to protect themselves.

Other upcoming CU Money Sense events include:

  • “Check Your Credit Report – Drop-in Help from CU Money Sense,” Wednesday, Oct. 17, noon. Email to make an appointment at CUmoneysense@colorado.edu.
  • “Living Off-Campus – Everything First-timers Need to Know,” Jan. 24 (time and location to be determined).
  • “How to Apply for Financial Aid” (time, date and location to be determined).

For more information about CU Money Sense visit http://bursar.colorado.edu/cumoneysense/.

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