What is identity theft?

Identity theft has evolved far beyond just credit card fraud, and unfortunately is a rapidly growing crime that most people will be impacted by — either directly or indirectly — at some point in their lives. By learning about the types of fraud that exist and the best practices to employ, you can help avoid becoming part of the statistic — digital thieves stole $14.4 billion from US consumers in 2018.

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The consequences of identity theft can actually go beyond just damaging the victim’s creditworthiness. Once caught, the crimes committed by the identity thief can become part of the victim’s court and criminal record, ultimately resulting in the victim being wrongly arrested or denied employment upon a routine background check.