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Important Notices


From the Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Education

SUBJECT: Identity theft

The Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Education is working to raise public awareness-especially among college students-about the fast-growing danger of identity theft. Our site,, contains information for students and schools about how to prevent identity theft involving federal education funds and how to report this crime.

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the nation, and students may be particularly vulnerable to this crime. Learn how to protect yourself and your future from identity theft by going to