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Beware of identity theft

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A recent case of identity theft in Grambling brings this crime to the foreground and should serve as a reminder to all of us to take steps to protect our information from would-be criminals.

Harris said one simple way to help prevent the crime is to leave personal items, such as Social Security cards and unused credit cards, at home until they are needed.

The Federal Trade Commission also offers these tips:

• Order a copy of your credit report to keep track of activity
concerning your credit;

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