Identity theft has increasingly become a common occurrence, especially in the US. The US Federal Trade commission has documented more than 15 million identity theft cases in recent years. This makes it among the fastest growing criminal enterprises.
Using a cross cut shredder to destroy / shred documents with your sensitive personal information is a good prevention method say identity theft experts
2/21/2013: Missing Kelsie Schelling Update: Pueblo, Colorado: The search for Kelsie Jean Schelling continues, but her boyfriend has been arrested on suspicion of identity theft. The arrest affidavit for Donthe Isiah Lucas, 20, has been sealed by a Pueblo judge. Lucas was arrested Friday.
Using hotel Wi-Fi networks, the hackers are able to infect corporate executives' computers with malicious software, according to security research firm Kaspersky Lab. yes, I've been to a few too many dark hotels, but fortunately not in this way.