Deter - Detect - Defend

While nothing can guarantee that you won't become a victim of identity theft, you can minimize your risk, and minimize the damage if a problem develops, by making it more difficult for identity thieves to access your personal information.

DETER - Minimize Your Risk

The best way to detect identity theft is to monitor your accounts and bank statements each month, and check your credit report on a regular basis.

DETECT Identity Theft

Take steps to respond to and recover from identity theft as soon as you suspect it.

DEFEND - Recover from Identity Theft