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Identity Theft

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 […]

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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 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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Laurie Johnson-Ramirez

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Laurie Johnson-Ramirez leads news coverage for Houston Public Media across broadcast and digital platforms. Ramirez is a native Houstonian who started her career at Houston Public Media in 2002. Before becoming News Director, Ramirez held the position of Executive Producer for Daily News, leading daily and breaking news coverage, helping...

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