The impact of identity theft is a serious event, not from the simple letter in the mail in the first months. The impact is a lifetime of monitoring, reaction, prevention, and caution. The use of the stolen data will only evolve and so must consumers.
Interesting detail on the theft, and article below:
According to a recent study from Javelin Strategy & Research, fraudsters stole $16 billion from 12.7 million U.S. consumers in 2014, with a new identity fraud victim popping up about every two seconds.
Don’t forget the tips in chapter 13 in How Not To Be Hacked that address the key lifetime habits to address these criminal events.