Identity Theft

By: Wesley Holt

What is it?

the fraudulent acquisition and use of a person's private identifying information

How to prevent it.

To prevent Identity theft don't give out personal information over the phone unless you initiated the call. To prevent identity theft shred your receipts, credit card offers, bank statements, returned checks and any other sensitive information before throwing it away.
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Why do people do it?

People do this usually for extra money or to ruin peoples lives.