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Attorney General Greg Abbott says Identity Theft remains a growing problem in Houston. Abbott says Houston is the fourth worst in the nation for Identity theft due to population based here. He’s urging people to shred any documents with names, account numbers or other identifying information. Abbott says identify theft has a $50 billion a […]

Attorney General Greg Abbott says Identity Theft remains a growing problem in Houston.

Abbott says Houston is the fourth worst in the nation for Identity theft due to population based here. He’s urging people to shred any documents with names, account numbers or other identifying information.

Abbott says identify theft has a $50 billion a year impact and costs the average consumer $500 to fight ID theft. In an effort to curb the problem, the AG’s office is holding a “shred-it” campaign in Houston to urge residents to shred their documents.

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