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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
krađa identiteta
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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"Create complex passwords that identity thieves cannot guess.
"Taxpayers should continue to protect their sensitive tax and financial data to help protect against identity thieves," IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said.
Hontiveros stressed that 'as opined by data privacy legal experts, the implications of the data 'taken' from the DFA are vast, and leaves data subjects vulnerable to identity thieves.'
Identity thieves swindled Americans out of(https://www.javelinstrategy.com/coverage-area/2018-identity-fraud-fraud-enters-new-era-complexity)  $16.8 billion in 2017  and according to Javelin Strategy & Research, that number climbs higher every year. Despite the various precautions financial institutions have taken, including the widespread use of microchipped cards, they haven't been able to overcome the biggest risk factor for identity theft -- human error.
The phonies and identity thieves who disguise themselves as normal people on the social media are hard to detect.
The IRS has warned tax professionals of a new wave of attacks that allow identity thieves to file fraudulent tax returns by remotely taking over tax preparers' computers.
A "worrying" increase in identity thieves attempting to commit fraud within mortgage applications has been uncovered by a credit checking company.
IDT911 said its tax fraud center had seen a 154% year-over-year increase in tax-related cases in 2015, owing to Americans' failure to protect personal information and identity thieves' growing sophistication.
This time the identity thieves used personal data they stole elsewhere to generate E-file Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) for pilfered Social Security numbers (SSNs).
Fraudulent current account applications more than doubled last year as identity thieves tried to cash in on personal details.
Scammers Can Use It As 'Proof' They're Legitimate: One of the many ways that identity thieves work is by running a con, often when they have a few pieces of information, like a phone number and email address and home address, and want to parlay that into more useable data points.