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What is Identity Theft?
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 them.

This information enables the identity thief to commit numerous forms of fraud, which include, but are not limited to, taking over the victim’s financial accounts, opening new bank accounts, purchasing automobiles, applying for loans, credit cards and Social Security benefits, renting apartments and establishing services with utility and phone companies.

Last updated: 10/21/2011 11:55:19 AM