04/10/2012 11:12 BST | Updated 04/12/2012 10:12 GMT

Terrifying Proof That ID Theft Is Really, Really Easy (VIDEO)

How easy is ID theft?

So easy you should do something about it. Now.

A study by Experian CreditExpert found recently that just under 20 million piece of personal information have been traded online in 2012 so far - and showed only half of us worry about our details being stolen.

More entertainingly, they also held a one-off experiment in which a man had to sit in a shop window for five days with only a laptop and a credit card to help him survive.

All the time he was watched by a security expert - and his commentary provides a frankly terrifying insight into how risky everyday shopping on the internet really is.

Take a look, below.