- Dec 8, 2006
"Identity theft is big business, and it keeps getting bigger as more and more information about us floats around in an ever data-obsessed society. From every swipe of your credit card to every time you go to the doctor, doors are opened for thieves to snatch information and use it to their advantage. And, as the name implies, it's not just about fraudulent charges showing up on your bank account, either. At worst, you could find that someone has been using your social security number for years to work various jobs or, as in one Chicago teenager's recent experience, you could even get thrown in jail because a thief using your identity had a warrant out for his arrest. "Oops" doesn't even begin to describe it."