Identity Theft

Identity theft occurs when someone uses another’s personally identifying information, like their name, date of birth, social security number or credit card number without their permission, to commit fraud or other crimes. Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the United States. The Federal Trade Commission reported that in 2020, there were 4.8 million victims of identity theft and credit card fraud costing citizens $4.5 billion. These alarming statistics demonstrate ID theft may be the most frequent, costly and pervasive crime in the US. This post will feature links and resources on ID Theft.

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