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    ridiculous amount of money needed to be paid that you never spent? This is because of identity theft. The FTC estimates that each year, over 9 million people are affected by identity theft. According to Sally Driscoll, this is because almost anyone with a computer and a slight bit of computer knowledge can pull off identity theft. Experts also claim that identity theft is the fastest-growing crime in the world. Identity theft is a global problem that cannot be stopped without effective measures. The problem

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    Identity Theft + Fraud= Identity Crime 20 December 2007 There is a thief that lurks around us everyday; this thief can attack in brad day light or in the darkest hour, and just about anywhere you may find yourself. This thief has the power to act in your name, make unlimited purchases, open up credit accounts and ruin your good name and credit all in the matter of seconds; if you are vulnerable enough, you might become his next victim. In many cases all he needs is your name and a social security

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    Rasmussen College | Identity Theft | The long term issue | | Caden Ross | 2/17/2013 | Author's Note: This research is for Professor Rob Paixao B234/BUL2241 Section 01 Business Law Course written by Caden Ross on 02/17/2013. | Jeffrey Gerald Jackson, otherwise known as Troy Lee Evans, was arrested on September 4,2012 for identity theft. Mr. Jackson used the identity of Troy Lee Evans to gain employment at Credit Concepts Inc. Mr. Jackson had worked at Credit Concepts Inc. under

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    The Dangers of Identity Theft Sharae Ernst IFSM 201 – Summer 2012 8/3/2012 “Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personally identifying information (PII), like your name, Social Security number, or credit card number, without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes.” (Fighting Back Against Identity Theft: Federal Trade Commission). According to the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft complaints have decreased since year 2008 (314,521 to 250,854). It is estimated by the

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    Our identity is what makes us unique. It is "the individual character or personality of an individual," and when a person is a victim of identity theft, it is this "distinct characteristic" that is stolen Therefore the victims of identity theft often feel a deep sense of violation as they struggle to reclaim their good names. The government must implement better regulations to help put an end to this crime which is affecting millions of innocent Americans. Until then there are three important ways

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    The answer to this is yes, a crime has been committed. Identity theft and identity fraud, although used interchangeably, do have some subtle basic disparities. The differences lie in how the information is used. In identity theft, criminals have illegally obtained personal information such as a social security number, driver’s license number, your name and date of birth that has been stolen, acquired or collected for illegal or unlawful use whether the victim is dead or alive. With this information

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    Identity theft-protect your identity Juniper Compton September 21, 2016 Mall security 1. Place a fraud alert on your credit file by contacting one of the three credit reporting company 2. Close any accounts that was open without permission or the identity theft has opened 3. File a complaint with the federal trade commission 4. File a report to

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    Identity Theft What is identity theft? By definition “Identity theft n. the dishonest acquisition of personal information in order to perpetrate fraud, typically by obtaining credit, loans, etc., in someone else's name; fraud perpetrated in this way. ” (dictionary.oed.com, 2007). It’s estimated that 9 million Americans have had their identities stolen each year. “According to the Secret Service, its investigations show a jump in potential losses due to identity theft, from $851

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    Prevent Identity Theft

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    Identity theft is a growing problem and happens when someone else uses your information/identity as if it were their own. It’s a serious crime that can damage your finances, credit history, and inflict an emotional toll. The recovery process can take time, money, and patience to resolve. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, it takes 600 hours to restore your identity after a theft has taken place. This means your best bet is prevention. There are two primary actions that you should take:

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    Identify Theft Introduction I. Attention Grabber Research has shown that identity theft has become the fastest evolving crime according to the Ou Police Department Website. There were over nine million Americans on average that have had their identity stolen each and every year. II. Thesis According to the FBI.gov websites says that Identity theft has become a very common crime in today’s society, but there are many ways to avoid identity theft by understanding what it is, how it happens, and what

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