identity theft



   More than 85 participants gathered at the Hopkinsville Senior Citizen’s Center from across the state for the 20th Senior Scam Jam. This isn’t a jamboree, these attendees are here to prevent themselves from becoming another statistic in the fastest growing crime in the nation.

Clarksville area residents can get their documents shredded for free Saturday at an event that aims to protect against identity theft. The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security is spearheading the project.

Tenn. opens new unit to investigate identity theft

Aug 29, 2012
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Tennessee's safety department is creating a new unit that will investigate identity theft crimes local law enforcement agencies don't have the resources to target.  Commissioner of Safety and Homeland Security Bill Gibbons announced Tuesday the 14-member unit would be made up of personnel from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the state Office of Homeland Security and the Driver Services division.  In addition, the unit will be working with the U.S.


Clarksville Montgomery County School officials say employees and students should take steps to protect identity and credit information that may have been compromised when hackers broke into private school data.