identity theft

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The Columbia Better Business Bureau and the Missouri Attorney General are hosting a "Shred Day" next Saturday, October 4th, to help educate residents about the importance of identity protection and fraud prevention.

Mid-Missouri Regional director of the BBB Mike Harrison says that in 2013, more Americans were victims of identity theft than were subject to any other type of fraud.

State officials say the personal information of more than 92,000 Missourians was accessed by potential identity thieves who hacked the computer systems of Nationwide Insurance, which also does business as Allied Insurance.