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Mo. AG launches new website on identity theft

Mo. AG launches new website on identity theft

September 30th, 2011 in News

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is offering tips on how to avoid falling victim to identity theft.

A new section on Koster's website includes such advice as shredding financial documents and storing Social Security cards in a safe place - not in a wallet or purse. Koster also suggests that people change their passwords for various accounts every 60 days and choose hard-to-crack combinations that use a mixture of upper- and lower-case letters, numbers and symbols.

Koster says identity thieves can gather people's information by digging through trash, stealing mail, filling out change-of-address forms and a number of other sneaky ways.

The new website can be found at .