This content was created in partnership with IDShield, an identity theft protection company that unleashes a team of licensed private investigators to restore your identity if it's ever compromised.
Let's say you know all there is to know about protecting your identity online. You never use the same password twice, you use two-factor authentication, and you even surf the web via a VPN whenever you're in public. But one day, you wake up to find out that somebody out there has opened a dozen credit cards in your name. How is that possible? You just got hacked in the real world.