ID theft protection services cannot actually protect you from getting your identity stolen. That's not how they work. They do not take preemptive measures to protect you from having your identity stolen.
These risks are very real. Identity theft continues to morph and evolve in complexity and gains even greater traction with more organized criminal enterprises as their crime of choice. So you can imagine my frustration when I read the article in Consumer Reports.
Identity theft has more far-reaching consequences than simply tarnishing our name; it can cause the financial system to turn on us by saddling us with debt that we did not incur! Here are six easy ways to deter identity theft.