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Special Services Division
Identity Theft involves acquiring key pieces of someone's identifying information, such as name, address, date of birth, social security number, or mother's maiden name, in order to impersonate them.
This information enables the identity thief to commit numerous forms of fraud which include, but are not limited to:
Applying for Loans
Credit Cards and Social Security Benefits
Establishing Services With Utility and Phone Companies
Opening New Bank Accounts
Taking Over the Victim's Financial Accounts
For more information, visit the
Identity Theft Council website
How does Identity Theft occur?
Examples of how Identity Theft may occur include:
Change of address forms that can be completed by a thief with your information.
Personal data retrieved from trash cans.
Personal information that is either bought or stolen from inside sources, such as the Internet.
Theft of mail, especially bank and credit card statements and pre-approved credit applications.
Theft of purse or wallet containing ID, credit and bank cards.
Internet Privacy Issues
Victim of Identity Theft Response