Identity theft is a scary term. You have no doubt heard of someone who has had his or her name, address, Social Security number, bank account, or credit card information stolen. This can ruin a persons credit and leave him or her holding the bag and harassed by creditors attempting to collect on the fraudulent debts. It sounds horrible, and it is.
Using the Internet, research identity theft and write about the following questions:
1. What is identity theft?
2. How can you prevent identity theft?
3. What steps should you take if your identity is stolen?
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Please note that your postings must meet college level writing. Make sure that your homework does not have spelling errors, incomplete sentences, and use of proper capitalization on names.
To receive full credit for this homework assignment you must submit at least 150 words elaborating on the instructions above.