There are more types of identity theft than you may realize. Social security identity theft, medical identity theft, phishing, and credit card identity theft are just a few. "Identity theft is on the rise and unfortunately it is something that has just hit popularity and we're the victims of that." She says the most common type is social security theft. She tells us about a case she dealt with where a thief bought a social security number at a flea market in San Antonio. The victim's income tax had already been filed by someone else. "She discovered her social security number was being used by over 200 people throughout the nation." Firova urges people not to carry their social security card with them. "Do not put it in your wallet. You don't need it. You know your social security number. If you lose your wallet, you're handing it to them." Another helpful hint is to not carry more than two credit cards in your wallet. "Do not give out your address or your zip code when you're buying products as well. that is not necessary information for the sale. They're doing it because they're going to sell that information." Firova says that goes for email address too. Another way people's identity's are stolen is while shopping online... Which has become popular over the years due to the 24-7 accessibility. She says it is deceitful. "You don't know who you're shopping from. They can say whatever, but you don't know who you're shopping from." Firova says best way to protect your identity is to be pro-active. "We tell people there are billions being made on your credit, on your with your info. Take preventative measures. Don't be a victim." She says you never know who's being honest and who has a different agenda.