Why you need
In today's world there are innumerable ways a thief can get your information and use it to their beneift - and your detriment. It is really not a matter of if you will be at risk, but when. If you are not actively protecting yourself against having your information stolen, you are literally gambling with your personal and family's good name, credit and identity. Is it really worth it?
Identity theft is on the rise, affecting almost 10 million victims in 2008 (a 22% increase from 2007). Much of the success thieves find in identity theft is due the speed in which they act once they have obtained your information. 71% of fraud happens within a week of stealing a victim's personal data. You can best protect yourself by actively monitoring all of your information, from credit cards and social secturity number, to even your address and phone number.