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The fraudulent acquisition and use of a person's private identifying information, usually for financial gain
To try to obtain financial or other confidential information from Internet users, typically by sending an email that looks as if it is from a legitimate organization, but contains a link to a fake website that replicates the real one
An electronic method of capturing a victim's personal information used by identity thieves.
Going into a trash can for documents that can be used for identity theft
Software that blocks your computer information from an outside source
Something that is falsely made or copied in order to deceive people
The crime of using dishonest methods to take something valuable from another person
Someone pretending to be another person
Trickery used to gain information
The act of listening in or looking over someone's shoulder to see information they can use to steal your personal information or identity
Temporary Fraud Alert
An initial alert that indicates to anyone requesting your credit file that you suspect you are a victim of fraud
Extended Fraud Alert
An alert that lasts for seven years which permits creditors to get your credit report as long as they take steps to verify your identity
Stops all access to your credit report
A small device that scans a credit card and stores the information contained in the magnetic strip.
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