It is incredibly frustrating, here you are going about your business, being a productive member of society, caring for your family then some thief comes along trying to steal your identity and everything you have worked so hard for. Now you have to stop what you are doing and figure out how to fight identity theft. The good news is that there are easy things you can do to stop the thieves in their tracks.
1. People used to think it was a sign of status that their wallet was bulging with credit cards, the more gold or platinum cards higher the standard of living you enjoyed. Today, though, it is smarter to just keep your cards in a home safe and only take one out when you know you will be using it then put it right back when you are done. Also, do not have more than one or two at your disposal. More than that can get you in serious trouble.
2. Keep a careful watch on your credit report. By law you are entitled to one free report from each of the credit bureaus every year. If you divide that up to one a quarter you can keep an eye on each credit report and monitor what is going on.