Identity theft is increaingly common nowadays. It could happen to anyone including the ones that have passed away. Here is the good news. If you are PayPal member, you can join the "Equifax Credit Alerts" at now cost.
The best way to prevent identity theft from happening is to monitor your account regularly. Equifax Credit Alerts is a program that helps you protect yourself from identity theft. By signing up to receive Equifax Credit Alerts, you are notified when someone opens a financial account in your name or when a significant change occurs on one of your existing financial/credit accounts.
Please note that this program provides you with alerts for financial and credit accounts that you hold outside of PayPal (for example, bank account, credit card account).This program also provides you with a free Identity Protection hotline if you believe your identity has been stolen. So sign up with EquiFax.