Some proactive ways to prevent identity theft, from CatalogChoice:
Restrict access to your social media profiles. Pay close attention to your privacy settings and the information you post.
Don't give out your zip code at the register. Your zip code allows retailers to easily find your entire address so they can send you mail.
Make it difficult to unlock your smartphones and tablets. If your mobile device goes wandering, someone else might be a simple finger swipe away from information meant for your eyes only. Be it a PIN, a clever password or zigzag swipe pattern, use it!
Stop the flood of junk mail. After the holiday season, enormous amounts of unsolicited mail fill our mailboxes. Reduce the amount of junk mail you receive with our free opt-out service.
Update Pa$$_w0rDz! There is no better time to update passwords than the beginning of a new year. Create strong, complex passwords that are difficult to hack, even for a professional.