Are you familiar with the problem of "Belling The Cat"? All the mice will benefit but one mouse must volunteer to tie the bell to her collar.
While lending for interest is the second-oldest profession, identity theft is a very recent phenomenon that originates in the use of identifying numbers for credit reporting. These provide Unique Keys for databases records.
"Michael David Crawford" is quite common; I figure the reason I try and try and try and try but just can't get laid is that my Evil Twin here in Washington State was a registered sex offender who did time in Walla Walla then got the idea in his head to open fire on the Lakewood Police while wearing a motorcycle helmet with metal plates duct-taped to it.
I expect we are cousins. Google our name and you will find we resemble each other.
We have always had credit but not always computers. One required credit references from live humans - written by hand, with an inkwell-dipped quill pen.
I lost everything when a medical clinic stored my plaintext Social on a notebook computer in gross violation of the HIPAA regulation then left it in a car in the dead of night. I have nothing to lose by Belling The Cat myself:
United States Social Security Number: 518-92-8663
California State Identification Card:
43 PRADO RD
SN LUIS OBISP, CA 93401
WGT 200 lb
Signed: Michael D. Crawford
Note that it is an ID card, NOT a Driver's License.