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News 4 Investigates: St. Louis a hot bed for identity theft

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A recent Federal Trade Commission report says St. Louis has the highest level of identity theft in United States.

Experts say recent data breaches at Schnucks and Target may be responsible for St. Louis’ ranking.

Experts encourage people to use different passwords for different accounts and to shred documents with personal or sensitive information such as Social Security numbers.

The Better Business Bureau will be holding a special shredding event on Saturday. For more on the event, click here.

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