It's not a joke.
Identity theft is a serious matter than can and does ruin millions of lives per year. There are many easy ways to protect yourself from this tradgedy.
-Installing virus protection software
-Protefcting your social security numbers
-thinking of tricky passwords
-and safe online shopping
What to do
If you believe you may have been the victim of identity theft, you need to take immediate action. Contact all three credit reporting agencies and have a fraud alert placed on your credit profile. This will immediately send up a red flag to anyone that sees your credit that you have reason to suspect identity theft or credit fraud.