University of Texas creating ID-theft website

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AUSTIN (AP) — The University of Texas Center for Identity says it’s using $5 million in state money for a resource center that will allow Texans to better deal with identity theft and online fraud.

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs got the money as a rider to the current state budget and said Thursday she hoped the center would enable people to better manage identity risks.

The money over the next two years will result in a free web site with tools and resources about security threats and information for everyone from children to retired people to businesses. The site is expected to be up and running this summer.

Combs’ office was victimized in 2011 and the breach put 3.5 million Texans at risk for ID theft. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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