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Identity theft workshop in Lufkin

Identity theft workshop in Lufkin
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POSTED: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 5:04am

UPDATED: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 6:18pm

AS REPORTED IN THE LUFKIN DAILY NEWS:

Kurth Memorial Library and the Lufkin Police Department teamed up Monday to help educate people on the dangers of identity theft.

A workshop covering some of the common ways thieves steal information was held Monday at the library, offering information and advice on how to curb identity theft.

“We know that identity theft is one of those issues of great concern for people,” said Library Director Lorraine Simoneau. “We thought that it was pertinent.”

Because people also visit the library to take advantage of its free computer use, Simoneau said, she felt that it was appropriate to offer patrons a class on online identity protection.

Detective Otis Almond spoke during the workshop, which covered the basics on staying safe in a world where identity theft and fraud run rampant.

“Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world today,” Almond said. “And we see a lot of it in Lufkin.”

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