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Card sleeve protects your information from identity theft

WOOD COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Newtechnology is making it easier for thieves to steal your identity, but the WoodCounty Sheriff's Office is working to put a stop to it.

Astechnology advances, so does the way thieves try to steal your information. Itcan happen without you even taking your debit or credit cards out of yourwallet.

That'swhy the Wood County Sheriff's Office is giving away card sleeves called creditshields. They protect cards from radio frequency identification (RFID)skimmers. A special alloy finish on the inside of the sleeve protects yourinformation.

"Allyour livelihood can be taken from you with the click of a button, or a questionthat's asked over a telephone," said Chief Deputy Eric Reynolds. "You givecertain information and all your life savings and retirement could be stolen."

Tokeep your information safe, you can pick up a credit shield from the sheriff'soffice.

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