Today my mother's purse was stolen. In her purse were all her credit cards, her driver's license, her cell phone, and $400. Worst of all, my family's social security numbers were stolen, too - mine, my dad's, and my mom's. The credit cards were canceled, the phone company was told not to allow the cell phone to make or take any calls, and our credit has been put on "fraud alert" for 90 days (but I'm not sure what that means, can anyone tell me?). A driver's license carries someone's full name, birthdate, and address. All of that information, plus a person's social security number, is enough to carry out identity theft, right? My mom, my dad, and I live together, so that means our addresses are the same. The thief also knows our full names, from the contact list in my mom's cell phone. Now that my full name, address, and SSN are in the hands of someone who has no ethical problem with stealing a woman's purse, what kind of danger am I in? What kind of countermeasures can be taken? I'm really worried. What is potentially the worst that could happen now that all of this info is out there?