Originally Posted by SunDeck
You can put a fraud alert on your credit report. .
This is something quick you can do. Just go to one of the credit agencies' web sites (Experian, Transunion or Equifax) and put your file on alert. It's free.
Or call them. If you call one, they will alert the other two.
This way taking out a new credit line requires more verification. The fraud alert is good for 90 days after which you probably have to renew it if you think you're still vulnerable.
I had to do this a few weeks ago as someone tried (unsuccessfully) to enter one of my bank accounts online.