Here in the UK a recent survey indicated that Identity theft is the fastest growing crime. Have you or anyone close to you had their Identity compromised?
no...although it's pretty big in the US too and growing fast. use some common sense and you'll be fine (barring getting robbed or something to that effect).
i'm just waiting to get jacked coz i pay almost all my bills online. I just hate lickin stamps and evelopes
Actually, that may be the way to go. Many burglars open mail to get your details, so you may be protecting yourself.
i pay most bills online or by phone as well. paper bills are a pain and Chriso's right...many ID thieves open mail or search through garbage to get un-shredded documents like receipts, etc.
yeah my brothers ID was stolen....and the person that took it was a girl clear across the country .....but since that has happened...all my family members gets a copy of our credit report every quarter......just to stay on top of things