Identity theft is on the rise in the Permian Basin and we have tips from law enforcement on how to protect yourself.

According to, local law enforcement is noticing a rise in cases of identity theft locally.

Here are their tips to help you keep yourself safe from identity theft:

  • Monitor finances regularly
  • Shred personal documents you don't need anymore
  • Keep your check book and sensitive documents in a secure place
  • Do NOT carry your social security card with you
  • Contact your financial institution if you notice any strange charges