Identity Theft is a serious crime. It occurs when your identifying information is stolen and used without your knowledge to commit fraud or other crimes. Identity theft involves acquiring key pieces of someone’s identifying information, such as name; address, date of birth, social security number, and mother’s maiden name in order to impersonate another person. This information enables numerous forms of fraud which include, but are not limited to, taking over the victim’s financial accounts, opening new bank accounts, applying for credit cards, and/or applying for loans. It can destroy your credit and ruin your good name.
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