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identity theft

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishidentity theftiˈdentity ˌtheft (also identity fraud) noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 any crime in which someone steals personal information about and belonging to another person, for example their bank account number or the number of their driving licence, and uses this information to deceive other people and get money or goodsFrom Longman Business Dictionaryidentity theftiˈdentity ˌtheft [uncountable] the crime of using someone’s name and personal information to obtain that person’s money, buy things using their bank account etcFraud related to identity theft appears to be a growing risk for consumers. theft
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