Mo. AG Launches New Website on Identity Theft

7 years 3 weeks 21 hours ago Friday, September 30 2011 Sep 30, 2011 Friday, September 30, 2011 6:28:00 AM CDT September 30, 2011 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is offering tips on how to avoid falling victim to identity theft.

A new section on Koster's website includes such advice as shredding financial documents and storing Social Security cards in a safe place -- not in a wallet or purse. Koster also suggests that people change their passwords for various accounts every 60 days and choose hard-to-crack combinations that use a mixture of upper- and lower-case letters, numbers and symbols.

Koster says identity thieves can gather people's information by digging through trash, stealing mail, filling out change-of-address forms and a number of other sneaky ways.
The new website can be found here.

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