identity theft


the fraudulent appropriation and use of someone's identifying or personal data or documents, as a credit card.

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Origin of identity theft

1995–2000
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British Dictionary definitions for identity theft

identity theft

noun

the crime of setting up and using bank accounts and credit facilities fraudulently in another person's name without his or her knowledge
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