do a google search for "free annual credit report" you are entitled to one a year. you should be able to find a site that will allow you to pull up your credit report for immediate review or the information to "order" one through snail mail. on the bottom of your report is the listing of recent inquiries so you would know if someone applied for credit. you can also contact the 3 major bureus and tell them that your information has been stolen and you want to know if you can flag your SS#'s that way when someone does apply they have to go into more specifics, ie have you ever lived here, mothers maiden names, family member names etc....
at 10:46 PM on May. 9, 2009