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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Georgia remains a hotbed for identity fraud.

A report released Tuesday by the Federal Trade Commission ranks Georgia second in the nation for the crime.

Albany Police say being careful on websites and not giving out sensitive information are keys to preventing identity fraud. They also recommend you shred sensitive information before you throw it away. APD spokesperson Phyllis Banks said, "A lot of times we have suspects or criminals that dumpster dive. They get into dumpsters and pull old credit card information where you've gotten mail soliciting for a credit card and things of that nature."

Florida ranks number one in the country for identity theft.