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Definition of

identity theft


use of another's identity for criminal purpose the use of another person's personal and financial information, such as credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, or passport information, without their knowledge, to commit a crime

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Definitions of ’identity theft’ and meaning of ’identity theft’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’identity theft’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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