By Camaron Abundes
MIDLAND- Attorney General Greg Abbott made a stop in Midland on Thursday to talk about his new Website and to tell local business to shred personal information gathered from customers or face a lawsuit filed by the state.
"This is the kind of thing that can rob people of money, their good name, and reek havoc on their credit history," said Attorney General Abbott admonishing business if they don't discard personal information properly they are in violation of the state law.
Abbott was joined with Laura Dennis, an Odessa woman victimized three years ago when a woman used her information she found when a Houston company failed to properly discard her personal information.
"There are still times that I can't write a check," Dennis said, "It was just awful, because you get those notices, and you have to call them, and you have to weight on hold for forty five minutes. Maybe you get to talk to someone, and a lot of the time they don't believe you."
Abbott told a crowd of reporters, the elderly are often targeted, but says by watching your credit online you can help stop identity theft early.