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  • fraud
  • The second method, true identity theft , sometimes referred to as application fraud or true name fraud, involves the theft of a Social Security Number (SSN) or other identifying information (e.g., health insurance identification number, taxpayer identification number, school identification number, or state or federal driver's license number), which then is used to fraudulently open new accounts and obtain financial gain. (americanbar.org)
  • obtain
  • The first, account takeover , refers to the theft of existing bank or credit account information and the use of that account to purchase products and services or to obtain cash (e.g., by using a debit or ATM card). (americanbar.org)
  • percent
  • According to a Federal Trade Commission survey conducted by Synovate and released in September 2003, almost 10 million Americans (about 4.6 percent of the adult population) were victimized by identity theft in 2002-compared with 17 million in the preceding four years combined. (americanbar.org)
  • time
  • Simple hose clamps on the tailgate hinges deter theft because a thief will not want to spend the additional time necessary to remove the clamp before removing your tailgate. (torquenews.com)
  • Another
  • The Federal Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998 defines identity theft to include knowingly transferring or using, "without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person with the intent to commit, or to aid and abet, any unlawful activity that constitutes a violation of Federal law, or that constitutes a felony under any applicable State or local law. (americanbar.org)
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  • if your SSN has been compromised, contact the IRS ID Theft Protection Specialized Unit at 800-908-4490. (bbb.org)
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  • There are signs that this kind of theft is veering more towards commercial trucks because of the safety backup cameras and other installed equipment. (torquenews.com)
  • state
  • A Berkeley woman was sentenced to state prison Tuesday for using identity theft to steal more than $24,000 in breast work and liposuction from a cosmetic surgeon in Greenbrae. (mercurynews.com)
  • industry
  • Since 2010, tailgate theft has increased almost five times, which many industry experts attribute to the new features now included. (torquenews.com)
  • access
  • Distilling personal identifying information from personnel, customer, client, or patient files in the workplace, whether by outright theft, bribing an employee who has access to these records, conning information out of employees, or hacking into electronic records. (americanbar.org)