Many times identity theft occur by someone you know and trusted. A spouse, a child, a family member or a close friend. It is important to keep your social security card in a safe place. If a separation happen between a spouse, it is best to put an alert on your account through the credit bureau so you'll know when an inquiry is done on you.
A credit bureau agency will inform you of anyone attempting to open an account and of any inquiry about you. A wrongful debt or a bad credit can ruin your life for a long time. Don't leave it up to chance. Take control of your life and credit.