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The act of obtaining and fraudulently using passwords, account numbers, or other personal or company information, typically for financial gain.
(Law) the crime of setting up and using bank accounts and credit facilities fraudulently in another person's name without his or her knowledge
the fraudulent appropriation and use of another person's identifying data or documents, as a credit card.
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|Noun||1.||identity theft - the co-option of another person's personal information (e.g., name, Social Security number, credit card number, passport) without that person's knowledge and the fraudulent use of such knowledge|
fraud - intentional deception resulting in injury to another person
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