Definitions for identity theft
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the fraudulent appropriation and use of another person's identifying data or documents, as a credit card.
Origin of 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
The deliberate assumption of another person's identity, usually to gain access to that person's finances or to frame a person for a crime.
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