Identity theft can strike anyone, are you prepared?

Local 4 Reporter Shawn Ley shares his personal story


DETROIT – You may want to pay closer attention to your personal information.

About 15 million people in the United States have their identities stolen each year.

Those financial loses total more than $50 billion.

On average, it costs an identity theft victim about $3,500.

Local 4's Shawn Ley was almost a victim of identity theft himself. Watch him share his story above.