North America’s fastest growing offence does not involve guns, or even physical violence. Today’s crooks have a new weapon of choice: your personal information. Committing identity theft is as easy as obtaining the right data and fraudulently using the information for personal advantage. It is a simple but personally and financially demoralizing process.
Identity theft occurs when a person obtains and uses another’s personal data for purposes of deception and fraud. In most cases, identity theft allows the perpetrator to benefit financially through gain of goods, money, or services. Read more . . .