Something becoming all too common now days... Identity theft is when someone uses something of yours (usually a credit card number, social security number, drivers license, etc...) to prove that they are you. In doing so, they can do anything from wreaking havok on your credit and taxes to just buying a six pack illegally. This happened to my brother a few years ago (someone got his SSN somehow), and for 3 years the IRS was all over him. He had no credit and I believe got his drivers license revoked. With the advent of the internet and online purchasing, many (dumb) people unwittingly give out CC numbers and their address to total strangers who proceed to run up massive bills. Aren't people beautiful?