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Post office warns of identity theft

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February 21, 2008

Thomasville-- You may have gotten a brochure about identity theft in your own mailbox recently. That's because the U.S. Postal Inspection Service teamed up with the Federal Trade Commission to send them out to every one of their customers.

Local law enforcers say they're glad for the national campaign because identity theft is a problem everywhere.   Investigator Jason Carroll with the Thomas County Sheriff's Office says,"On the internet you can obtain so much information these days just by name and address.  If someone has your date of birth or social security number they have an open door to your life."

The brochure gives tips to deter, detect and defend yourself from identity theft. It outlines a plan of action if you've already been victimized and includes numbers you can call for help.

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