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identity theft

when someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s personal data such as a social security number to obtain money or credit
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identity theft

n.
The act of obtaining and fraudulently using passwords, account numbers, or other personal or company information, typically for financial gain.
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identity theft

n
(Law) the crime of setting up and using bank accounts and credit facilities fraudulently in another person's name without his or her knowledge
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iden′tity theft`


n.
the fraudulent appropriation and use of another person's identifying data or documents, as a credit card.
[1995–2000]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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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Translations
krádež totožnosti
identitetstyveri
identiteettivarkaus
usurpation d’identité
krađa identiteta
furto d’identità
個人情報泥棒
명의 도용
identitetsstöld
การขโมยเอกลักษณ์
ăn trộm danh tính

identity theft

سَرِقَةُ الهَوِيَّةُ krádež totožnosti identitetstyveri Identitätsraub κλοπή ταυτότητας usurpación de identidad identiteettivarkaus usurpation d’identité krađa identiteta furto d’identità 個人情報泥棒 명의 도용 identiteitsdiefstal identitetstyveri kradzież tożsamości roubo de identidade незаконное получение личной информации identitetsstöld การขโมยเอกลักษณ์ kimlik hırsızlığı ăn trộm danh tính 身份盗窃
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COUNCILLOR Barbara Dunn's letter (Caught By Web ID Theft, 22.04.09) made it look like Ron and Viv Carter-Bonsteel are the only two who have made Thorntree a better place to live.
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FINANCE firm Capital One, specialists in beating ID theft, told the ECHO that anyone finding the misdirected haul could have applied for credit cards, loans and other financial products in their name.
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