Protect yourself

"Experts report that a victim can spend anywhere from six months to two years recovering from identity theft." (Source: CreditAgency.org)

"Most people don't find out they have been a victim of a stolen identity until they are turned down for a loan or credit card. A copy of their credit report explaining the denial may unveil weeks or months of fraud." (Source: CNNMoney)

Giving away too much about yourself on social media could hurt you without you being aware of it until it is too late. 

The following links offer advice on protecting yourself from identity theft as well as advising on how to act responsibly and safely online: