Did you know every two seconds another person becomes the victim of identity theft? Research shows it's 51 times more likely that your child will be a victim of identity than you.
Lechelle Yates from the Better Business Bureau joined us on the Good Morning Show.
She tells us thieves are getting their hands on social security numbers by creating viruses that will search your computer.
To protect yourself, you can head over to a free shred event Saturday.
It's happening at the Whole Foods on Friendly Avenue in Greensboro from 9 a.m. to noon.
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