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Mail fraud, an insider job at a bank or credit card company (the worst kind of nightmare possible, in my opinion), someone somehow collecting your SSN and/or Driver's License information, hacked security system which releases personally identifying information to the hackers, etc, are all possible situations which can result in identity theft.
I'm really sorry to hear about this, but you're doing all the things you should be doing.
Make sure you call your legitimate creditors and inform them of the problem and inform them that you have placed a fraud alert on all of your credit reports and are seeking help from the police.
I had my wallet stolen about a year ago (total pain in the ass) and where I eventually got my wallet back with 90% of everything returned, I have had to place fraud alerts on all of my credit reports along with filing police reports.
EDIT: I believe that as a victim of identity theft and if you filed a police report, you are eligible for free credit monitoring for the next year. Check up on that and if it's available, definitely hop onboard so you can track the damage done and make sure no other damage gets through.
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