Make certain to shred pre-approved and other credit offers (like when they send you blank checks)-- do not just toss in the garbage. Numerous thieves will utilize offers to use for credit in your name at a different address, and will attempt to use any checks. Better yet, call your credit card companies and demand that they not send cash advance checks in the first location. Phone the opt-out number to stop receiving credit card deals.
Inspect your credit report on a routine basis. The identity burglar will probably aim to obtain credit or store cards in the name of a victim. Much of these cards are used typically for a time with the goal of increasing the credit limit