Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
January 25, 2006
Albany -- Identity theft for the sixth year in a row is one of America's biggest crime problems. And South Georgia law enforcement says it continues to be the fastest growing crime.
Credit cards and the Internet are how thieves are stealing people's identities and looting accounts opened in their names.
The Federal Trade Commission says in the last five years more than 25 million people have been victims of identity theft. Southwest Georgia prosecutors say they know the problem is worse, because many victims don't report it. Dougherty District Attorney Ken Hodges said "The main problem is most people don't like to report it. They are embarrassed by it, or don't think we can do anything. But law enforcement can, and we urge people to report it."
There are some ways to protect yourself from Identity Theft. Use a shredder to destroy personal documents like credit card bills and bank statements, so thieves can't find them in the trash.
Make sure your mail is secure. Never give out personal information over the phone or the Internet.
Even with these common sense protections, law enforcement admits the I.D. thefts continue to grow as technology advances.