It is important that you regularly check your credit report to make sure no one is taking out debt in your name. If you are a victim of identity theft go to identitytheft.gov and follow the steps to limit and repair the damage.
A good way to prevent identity theft is to limit the amount of personal information that you keep, such as old bills, tax returns and other sensitive information. How do you know what to keep? Use this guide to find out what to get rid of, what to keep and how to dispose of it safely.