By Sloan Barnett
According to the Federal Trade Commission more than 9 million people in the U.S. had their identities stolen last year.
Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal identification information such as your name, Social Security number, address, credit card number or other information, without your permission and commits fraud or other crimes with that information, such as renting an apartment or signing up for credit cards.
The crimes committed are endless and the damage can take years to reverse. Obviously, it will cost you a lot of money in the process.