The Mississippi Attorney General's office, the Consumer Credit Counseling Service and Better Business Bureau are joining forces in Mississippi to warn and educate Mississippi consumers about identity theft. Representatives of these companies will set up shop next week at Wal-Mart stores across Mississippi offering free tips about identity theft as part of the "Be Smart" campaign next week from October 19 through 24.
Operation "Be Smart" is part of next week's National "Protect Your Identity" week. The "Be Smart" campaign will focus on five key tips to prevent identity theft:
Shredding sensitive documents
Making wise decisions with personal information
Analyzing your credit report
Reporting identity theft
Taking precautions; knowing what safeguards are in place with your creditors.