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What damage can identity theft cause?

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2017-04-18 11:29:41
2017-04-18 11:29:41

If someone is a victim of identity theft, it can severely hurt their credit score. It may also leave them in debt, and low on funds.

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A person stealing someone else's identity is a criminal and is doing so to undertake criminal activities.

This causes great trouble for the REAL person who may be accused of what the thief has done and initially held responsible for any debts or contracts. It may take a great deal of effort and money for the victim to prove the identity theft, but once this is achieved they can not be held responsible and any damage to their credit score or funds that have been stolen will be rectified by their bank.

To avoid this people should try and protect their identities and destroy all paperwork containing their financial or personal information before discarding it. They should also protect their online footprint.

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