It turns out that anyone can become a victim of identity theft. From outright theft to companies having information breaches (which seem to be announced almost weekly). Identity theft can affect your entire life if it happens to you. It will ruin your credit, which in turn can cause many difficulties for you, such as getting and keeping credit, buying a house or car, the list goes on. It can cost you a lot of money and time to repair whatever damage happens.
One thing you can do to prevent this or stop it is to check your credit report monthly. Be sure to read it over carefully and report any anomalies to the reporting agency.
There are many services that are supposed to help protect you and report to you if they believe that this has happened to you. This article, Best Identity Theft Protection Services of 2016, can help you with this. It is best to prepare yourself just in case it ever happens.
Don’t just hope it does not happen to you. Be proactive.