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Identity Theft Protection and Prevention Images and Tips

Identity theft is the act of pretending to be someone else by using their personal information. It is done in order for personal gain by shooting down someone else. Although, it is impossible to steal a person's identity completely; however it is still possible to use their personal information for unethical reasons. Identity theft is illegal and they can compromise a business of critical information, therefore it is very important to protect your information with high security.

Identity theft involves stealing private valuable information from other people. Often it results in many fictitious accounts in a person's name. The criminal can carry out bank transactions under your name. They can see all your private information and also have access to all your finances. He can pretend to be you and commit fraudulent activities in your name and also to get away with it without ever being caught. Also computer crime occurs when they get access to your e-mail account. Identity theft is immoral and also illegal, and you should definitely protect yourself against it.

There are several different types of identity theft that can occur to you. First of all, financial identity theft is the act of making bank accounts under someone else's name, and also using funds using the legitimate accounts the identity thief created. Criminal identity theft is using someone else's name before police officials, in order to protect oneself. There is also identity cloning, which is another form of identity theft, and it is also impersonating someone else in order to protect oneself. There are many other different types of identity theft, but these are the main ones that you should watch out for.

You can protect yourself by using an identity theft protection service which will monitor your credit, and they will report to you anything fishy taking place under your name.


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