Gene Trainor


Online scams snag college students

Identity theft and scam investigators say they hear stories like this all the time. College-age Americans are not the most likely age group to become victims of fraud — those ages 25 to 44 are, according to a 2004 Federal Trade Commission report. But college students’ love affair with technology, and sometimes their naïveté, makes them vulnerable to some types of identity theft, experts say.