How many Americans have been victims of identity theft? According to a new FindLaw.com survey, 29 percent of U.S. adults say they've had their identity stolen. What's more, about 10 percent say they've been hit by identity theft twice.
Identity theft can include everything from having personal data stolen by a computer virus to the theft of credit cards and IDs from a purse or wallet, and can result in serious damage to a person's finances, credit, and quality of life.
What did the survey discover about identity theft victims, and what can you do to protect your own identity?