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Safety Tip of the Week: Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States, and students are targets, too. Here are some steps you can take to protect yourself from becoming a victim:

*Don’t give personal information over the phone.

*Guard your mail.

*Do not provide unnecessary personal information.

*Protect your Social Security Number.

*Carry only ID and credit cards actually needed.

*Watch out for promotional scams.

*Check your credit score once a year.

*Make sure you log off computers in public labs.

*Protect your computer password.

If you are a victim of identity theft, call the Department of Public Safety at 305-284-6666 or, if calling from a campus phone, dial 8-6666.

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 19

6:32 p.m. 5665 Ponce De Leon Theft

7:50 p.m. 5200 University Dr. Theft

10:47 p.m. 5665 Ponce De Leon Burglary/Vehicle

THURSDAY JANUARY 20

2:10 a.m. 1530 Liguria Ave. Arrest

FRIDAY JANUARY 21

5:35 pm 5665 Ponce De Leon Burglary

SUNDAY JANUARY 23

3:54 p.m. 1231 Dickinson Dr. Burglary

TUESDAY JANUARY 25

10:59 a.m. 1241 Dickinson Dr. Theft

12:32 p.m. 1241 Dickinson Dr. Burglary/Vehicle

3:25 p.m. 5665 Ponce De Leon Theft

3:50 p.m. 5821 San Amaro Dr. Theft

4:40 p.m. 1241 Dickinson Dr. Theft

January 28, 2005

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