Identity Theft Tops Oklahoma Consumer Complaints
Identity theft is the top consumer complaint in Oklahoma, according to law enforcement officials. In an 18-month period, central Oklahoma consumers reported more than $8 million in losses due to identity theft, officials reported. Oklahoma consumers made 2,254 identity theft-related complaints to the Federal Trade Commission last year, with credit card fraud topping the list of complaints.
Authorities offer these suggestions to protect yourself:
- Review your free annual credit reports.
- If you see something suspicious, follow up with telephone calls to law enforcement offices and creditors.
- Shred financial documents before they are discarded.
- Don’t leave payments and personal financial information in your residential mailbox for the postman to pick up.