Identity theft is the act of using someone else’s personally identifiable information to obtain goods and services.
Identity theft can be committed in several ways. Sometimes, itâ€™s as simple as looking through someoneâ€™s trash and searching for bank statements or other sensitive information that was carelessly discarded. Other times, identity theft can occur after a data breach.
Click on the video below by theÂ FTC for five tips on how to protect your identity: