Friday, February 24, 2006

Texans Beware: ID Thieves Are Lurking

The following, presented in condensed version, is courtesy of the San Antonio Express-News: www.MySanAntonio.com

Texans Beware: ID Thieves Are Lurking
By Aissatou Sidime

Watch your mailboxes and your trashcans. The Lone Star State is a hotbed for identity thieves.

Last year, Texas ranked No. 4 among all states for identity theft, with consumer filing 116.5 complaints per 100,000 populations, according to a new Federal Trade Commission report released Wednesday [Jan. 25, 2006]. The state finished just 43rd for all types of fraud.

San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston are among the top 10 cities for having the highest rates of identity theft.

In Texas, thieves are most likely to steal identities to access bank accounts, open credit cards, and find a job in the state, according to the FTC’s Identity Theft Data Clearinghouse.

For more information, click on the following:
  • San Antonio Express-News: www.MySanAntonio.com
    (Texans Beware: ID Thieves Are Lurking, Jan. 26, 2006)



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