@nony - You might be interested to know this little fact about ID theft. Most of the people who commit it are close “friends” or relatives or associates of the victim. Isn’t that nice to know? That shatters the notion that your greatest risk is online, although that is certainly a risk too.
But if you really want to prevent ID theft, protect yourself by guarding your wallets, purses and personal information from people closest to you. It’s sad, but true.