The average identity theft case takes 26 hours to resolve, but you may be dealing with the effects of identity theft for several years. If someone has used your social security number or other personal information to create a synthetic or false identity, chances are they have used your personal information to create multiple identities. A sophisticated identity thief may have created a very messy situation that could take you a very long time to unravel. Watch this Expert Real Estate Tips video and others on Identity Theft to learn how to protect yourself and your personal information.