Yikes! According to this if you live in LA (or New York or Detroit) you’re at the highest risk of identity theft. I got my bank card info stolen a couple of months back, and while I didn’t lose any money because the bank credited the charges, it was a royal pain in the ass. According to the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft continues to be one of the top issues, accounting for 36% of complaints to them. They do note however, that it seems to be decreasing. In 2005 4% of Americans were affected by identiy fraud and last year it dropped to 3.8%. Get out your shredders!