Identity Theft Category: Money Debt and Consumer Issues


Financial identity theft occurs when someone uses another person’s information for financial gain. For instance, an ID thief may use someone else’s bank account or credit card numbers to steal money or make purchases, or they may use a stolen Social Security number to open a new credit card. An ID thief may also use a stolen social security number to file a false tax return an obtain a refund.

Identity Theft

Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personally identifying information, like your name, Social Security number, or credit card number, without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes. Any person who obtains, or attempts to obtain, credit, goods, services, real property, or medical information without the consent of the...

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Sacramento County District Attorney
Crime and Prisons

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