Think about how many services are tied to your cell phone number (Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, Allo, Whatsapp, Kik, etc…) and how often you give it out to obtain a loan, credit card or a doctor visit. How much information can be obtained by knowing your cell phone number? Is your cell number the equivalent of your social security number? Also, how can you secure your phone number to keep your identity safe? This article is worth a read, especially if you have concerns about identify theft.