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