Identity Theft
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A crime in which an imposter obtains key pieces of personal information, such as Social Security or driver's license numbers, to impersonate someone else.

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Graduate School
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  • A criminal activity in which someone obtains key pieces of personal information such as a Social Security number or driver's license number in order to be able to impersonate that individual. Identity theft activity can generally be divided into 2 categories: using someone else's identity to access their existing accounts and using someone else's identity to open new accounts. (Additional information about identity theft can be found on the sites listed on our External Resources page.)

    FK Reading Ease
    8.8

    FK Grade Level
    Graduate School
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