How to protect yourself from identity theft

Identity Theft "Identity theft" sounds like a movie title, but it is a real-life horror story for hundreds of thousands of people every year. Identity theft occurs when someone fraudulently uses your personal information - your social security number, driver's license number, birth date, etc. - to apply for credit, services, or benefits using your name. Lawsuits, garnished wages, and tax liens can result. To make matters worse, because the theft is "invisible," you may no