A decade ago, a thief walked into the offices where I was working in Washington DC and, in the middle of the day, walked out with several computers, a television and a VCR. One of the offices hit was just two doors down from where I sat working, oblivious to the heist. The experience left everyone in the office unnerved. How could someone have pulled off that crime right under our noses? Why weren’t we paying better attention?
I imagine identity theft victims often feel the same way. Many probably question whether they could or should have been more vigilant.