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Identity Theft High in Oregon; Watch Those Credit Cards

Gloria Everson Friday July 8, 2016    7:03 AM
Oregon ranked third among states for high identity-theft rates in 2014, according to a Federal Trade Commission study. (Don Hankins/Flickr) BEND, Ore. - Oregonians are hitting the road for summer vacation, but they may need to keep a closer eye on their credit cards.

The Beaver State ranked third for identify-theft rates across the country in 2014, according to a report from the Federal Trade Commission. Only Florida and Washington had higher rates.

Kyle Frick, vice president for marketing and community relations at the Mid Oregon Credit Union, said most fraud takes place when people provide card information online.

"People get in trouble when they are using websites or places that may be unique or smaller, or just very specialized types of things," he said.

Card information should be provided only on secure ... [Full Story]