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identity theft

noun

Simple Definition of identity theft

  • : the illegal use of someone else's personal identifying information (such as a Social Security number) in order to get money or credit

Full Definition of identity theft

  1. :  the illegal use of someone else's personal information (as a Social Security number) especially in order to obtain money or credit

Examples of identity theft

  1. How can we protect ourselves against identity theft?



1991

First Known Use of identity theft

1991


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