The definition of identity theft at Wikipedia is “Identity theft is a form of fraud or cheating of another person’s identity in which someone pretends to be someone else by assuming that person’s identity, typically in order to access resources or obtain credit and other benefits in that person’s name.”
Today scammers do a lot of things to obtain benefit .They use IT technology to do some crime. Two months ago, this kind of crime happened to my father. someone stolen my father’s QQ(chinese Instant messaging),and use my father’s identity to ask his contacts to remit money .
The article that i just read mentions diffenrent kind of identity theft.The Better Business Bureau website has some examples of ID theft.
one of them are Phishing E-mails,Phoshing Emial coerce financial information fron the recipient or to install malware on recipient’s computer.
Defrauding the Business is the crafty gain access to bank and credit card accound or
opening up new lines of credit under the business’s name. if that,the ownershould notify financial institutions involved in order to limit any further unauthorized trasactions.
Anther one is defrauding consumers, the scammers use the company’s identity to create facade to scam. if the ower sure the company’s identity has been stolen,it is the
best way to let others know to protect them .