Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
April 6, 2006
Albany - People in more than three million U.S. households reported identity theft last year. Banks and other financial institutions are making government mandated changes to crack down on the skyrocketing crime.
The Gramm, Leach, Bliley Act of 1999 requires banks to tighten privacy restrictions. Banks must send customers their privacy policies regarding the sharing of private information. And it allows customers to opt-out of sharing this information in some cases.
Many banks, including Flint Community bank in Albany, are also using upgraded computer protection programs to stop hackers from stealing personnel information.
"I get a report daily. If there is any attempt at intrusion, if there's any activity from within the computer system we have here or if there is any suspicious activity, we have a company that monitors that for us moment by moment," said Frank Griffin with Flint Community Bank.
Internet banking scams are also on the rise. Many of the emails appear to be from your bank, and they ask you to verify information your bank account and social security number. The scammer then uses the information to steal your identity. Every bank we talked to say they would never do this over the internet, so don't fall prey.
Georgia Watch and the Dougherty County District Attorney's office is offering an identity theft workshop Thursday night at Albany State. The free workshop is in the ACAD Auditorium at 7:00PM.