My identity was stolen recently. There was a breach at one of the major credit reporting agencies and I was one of the lucky millions of users to have my information compromised. How did I know? A couple of ways, I have a credit agency report any shenanigans with my credit and lo and behold someone tried to get credit using my identity but my account was locked thankfully. Also confirmed online with one of the agencies. Thats about all I can say right now. But it is easy to research. I’m changing everything linking me to previous identifiable information. Trust me its more than you think. Everything we do nowadays has an email, password, address, phone number, name and more. It's all out there folks. This really stinks. You can check to see if your information was compromised by going to the credit reporting agencies web sites and entering some information and it will tell you if you you are a lucky winner. No one is immune to this.