What exactly is identity theft?

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What exactly is identity theft?

Robert Answered question June 27, 2022
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Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information without your permission to commit fraud or other crimes. Your personal information includes your name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, and birth date.

Identity theft is a serious crime that can have lasting effects on your life. It can damage your credit rating, and cost you time and money to restore your good name and credit record.

Identity thieves may use your personal information to open new accounts in your name and run up debts in your name. They may also existing accounts using ATMs or by making online purchases. They may even give your name to the police during a traffic stop resulting in an arrest warrant being issued in your name.

Robert Answered question June 27, 2022