Identity theft is a crime in which an impostor uses the name, social security number, and/or other identifying information of a victim to open credit accounts, use existing credit accounts, provide the victim's name to police during an arrest, or gain other benefits such a medical service, employment, or government benefits by using the victim's identity.

Identity Theft is the largest consumer complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) annually.  If you have been the victim of Identity Theft, or believe you may be the victim of Identity Theft, you may wish to start here:

Dealing with Identity Theft

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