Identity theft is very rampant for so many reasons. The only thing that you can do is to be vigilant and to take steps that can help prevent it from happening to you. For one, make sure that your passwords are secure and that you keep them safe. You should also avoid throwing documents with sensitive information in the trash – make sure you shred them first. Also remember that you hold the key to your personal information. Do not willingly give details to simply anyone – over the phone, via e-mail, or other means. Last, always pore over your bank statements and credit card details to make sure that there is nothing anomalous going on.