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
: 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
How can we protect ourselves against identity theft?
First Known Use of identity theft
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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "identity theft"
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