Identity Thief


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Identity Thief

A person who pretends to be another person for the purpose of using the latter's financial information for personal gain. Identity theft can be fairly basic; for example, one may steal and use a credit card. Often, however, identity thieves use computer programs to find a person's financial information and conduct large transactions with that person's money. Identity theft is a serious crime, as it can ruin the victim's credit, making it difficult to obtain a loan when one is needed. Many banks and credit card companies provide identity theft protection to reduce a client's liability for identity theft and to minimize its occurrence.
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35) The Interact, therefore, allows a potential identity thief to obtain a victim's personal information from her home, office, public library, hotel room, or any other location with Interact accessibility.
A missing credit card bill could mean an identity thief has taken over your account and changed your billing address to cover his tracks.
Computerized information services may not safeguard the personal information adequately nor screen purchasers of computerized information appropriately, creating the opportunity for an identity thief to commit fraud.
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They are generally more trusting than younger adults, not as aware of identity theft risks and scams, and are also more likely to know the identity thief.
The identity thief obtains vital data about his or her victim--Social Security Number, credit card account numbers, date and place of birth, etc.
An identity thief co-opts some piece of your personal information and appropriates it without your knowledge to commit fraud or theft.
Tonight Week In Week Out goes on the trail of an identity thief, who caused havoc in Antony Williams's life, stealing his name and going on a spending spree.
There are distinct differences between a real Census taker and an identity thief posing as a Census taker.
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