If a crime is going to occur, the offender must have three things to accomplish the task: desire, ability, and opportunity. Personally, there is not much that you can do about the offender's desire and ability. However, you can take steps to control the offender's opportunity.
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 !
Harassment can come in many forms. A person can be harassed through the postal mail, on voice mail systems, through e-mail, on the telephone, or even in person. Unfortunately, harassment often evolves into stalking. In terms of South Carolina Law, harassment and stalking are two separate offenses. If you feel that you are being harassed or stalked (even if you are not sure), you should report this to the Campus Police Department immediately. The following are some additional tips for dealing with harassment and/or stalking:
Always keep your doors locked (especially at traffic signals).