Petal residents warned of identity thieves going through trash

Petal residents warned of identity thieves going through trash
Residents are urged to shred any mail that may contain sensitive information before throwing it into the trash. (Source: WDAM)

PETAL, Miss. (WDAM) - The Petal Police Department is warning residents about dumpster divers going through residential trash looking for personal information.

Authorities there say thieves often sift through the garbage looking to steal people’s identity.

Residents are urged to shred any mail that may contain sensitive information before throwing it into the trash.

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