You may think it cannot happen to you. Maybe you feel you do not have enough money for anyone to be interested in stealing your identity. However, when you discover that someone has used your personal information to obtain credit or access your financial accounts, it can be a devastating feeling of violation.
With increases in the popularity of online shopping, digital banking and electronic transactions comes the danger of identity theft that can damage your credit and leave you floundering to put your life back in order. Extreme cases result in bankruptcy and ruination. The faster you take the appropriate steps after discovering someone has stolen your identity, the better your chances of avoiding financial devastation.