|How To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft.|
Identity theft is a crime. It occurs when someone uses your personal information (which can include your name, social insurance number, or any account number) without your knowledge or consent to commit unlawful activities such as fraud or theft.
The consequences of identity theft can be staggering. Victims spend extensive time closing bad accounts and fixing credit records. Clearing your name could be an expensive and lengthy process. You could be denied loans and jobs—and, though unlikely, you could even be mistakenly arrested as a result of crimes committed in your name.
How can an identity thief get your personal information?