identity theft

noun

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 in a sentence

  1. How can we protect ourselves against identity theft?

1991

First Known Use of identity theft

1991


IDENTITY THEFT Defined for English Language Learners

identity theft

noun

Definition of identity theft for English Language Learners

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


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identity theft

  1. see theft


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