North Carolina Department of Justice

North Carolina Department of Justice

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Going to college offers new freedoms and the financial decisions you make now can affect getting a job and buying a home later. Read our tips for college consumers to learn how to make smart choices on credit cards, student loans, and managing debt. Find out how to protect your credit and your identity, and how to guard your privacy online.
 
If you decide live off-campus, know your rights and responsibilities as a renter. Read our tips for first time renters. Protect your personal information as scammers target new students as victims. Protect your Social Security number and shred documents to avoid identity theft.
 
If you think you’ve fallen victim to a scam, file a complaint with us or call toll free within North Carolina at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM. Click here for more information about how to be a savvy consumer.
 
You can also learn about efforts to make college and university campuses safer in North Carolina.