Interesting infographic about identity theft. Do you know that over 11 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2009? That's almost 5% of the population of the USA!
Some ways to prevent identity theft are to protect your personal information as much as you can; never give your credit card numbers to strangers, and don't keep your secret codes with you (never write them on the credit card itself!); don't save passwords for online banking access on your computer; keep your documents and identity cards safe; check you bank statements and credit reports frequently.
Identity theft victims only discover that their identity has been stolen and used to make expensive purchases online or the buy mobile phones services, or to pay for whatever the thief bought when it was already to late to prevent them. Find out more about identity theft and about the biggest known cases of theft in this info graphic:
Identity theft crisis