Next to being personally robbed or burglarized, having your identity stolen is one of the most invasive financial attacks out there. Unlike a home break-in, identity theft is a lot harder to follow up with. There are no fingerprints to dust for or eyewitness accounts. It’s all done in a realm that seems somewhat intangible, which in turn feels a bit more helpless than otherwise.
There are some built in protections provided by banks and other sources, but noting is 100 percent. As the comedian Jay London once said, “I don’t need to worry about identity theft because no one wants to be me.” Well sorry to say, as funny as that is, it’s just not true. Maybe they don’t want to be you, but they want your money.