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Consumer Issues

IDENTITY THEFT
Identity Theft is, and has been, the number one fraud crime in our country for over ten years. In spite of massive efforts to reduce the number of victims, identity theft continues to be a scourge that brings hardship and frustration to millions of Americans each year.  Click here for more about Identity Theft 

INTERNET SAFETY
1. Don't give temptation a chance. If you receive an email that promotes sweepstakes, lotteries, charities, credit repair, work-at-home offers, or a Nigerian letter, delete the email without opening it, or forward the email to the Federal Trade Commission at spam@uce.gov.  Click here for more about Internet Safety 

SAFE AT HOME
1. Take a walk around your home and think like a burglar.  As you walk, ask yourself "Where is the easiest access point to my home?"  Click here for more about Safe at Home 

SAFE ON THE STREET
1. When in public, be aware of your surroundings.  Focus your attention on those around you.  Don't assume that anyone is harmless.  Just because someone walks with a limp, or uses a cane or appears to be handicapped, doesn't mean they are.  Maintain distance between you and anyone you do not know.  Click here for more about Safe on the Street