By Ray Vigil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in El Paso, Texas
Autumn is the season of dressing up as monsters and watching scary movies in the dark. Even though most of these tricks and treats are just for fun, some of them can be scary, and for good reason. One of the most common threats we face is identity theft. Just imagine someone stealing your information and pretending to be you. You would have no control as this person acts in your name, spending money — and possibly, ruining your credit.