Thursday, November 30, 2006
Attorney general offers tips for safe shopping
With the holiday shopping days moving fast by us, Attorney General Jim Hood would like to remind Mississippians that a little extra caution will go a long way in helping you avoid becoming a victim of identity theft.
“Thieves are out there just waiting on an opportunity,” said Attorney General Hood. “You have to be cautious and stay alert in order to beat them at their game.”
Here are some tips suggested by the Attorney General to help you avoid losing your identity this holiday shopping season:
To learn more about protecting your identity, go to www.agjimhood.com, click on “resources and links” and then “forms and publications” and take a closer look at the Identity Theft Handbook and Pamphlets.
If you feel you have been a victim of identity theft, call the Consumer Protection Division of the Attorney General’s Office at 1-800-281-4418.
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