Cause and Effect Essay on Identity Theft

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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. No one is immune from this, it can happen to anyone, you can do everything right and it can still happen to you. Technology today has made very easy for predators to get their hands on your information. So it’s best to prepare for these types of situations and find out what you can do to minimize the damage. When someone uses fraud to assume someone else’s identity it’s rare that it’s going to leave the victim in a positive light. In most cases the reason the person is using your identity is for wrong doing and this can lead to trouble for the victim. There are many categories of identity theft, but I am going to talk about three which are Criminal, Financial, and child identity theft. The first form identity theft that I’m going to talk about is Criminal identity theft. Is when a criminal is caught doing wrong and they give a fake name to the policeman to conceal their identity. When they do this they have most likely already made fake identification cards. The victim is usually charged with a crime that they did not do. Criminal can also rack up traffic tickets in someone else’s name which leads to the victim’s drivers licenses being suspended. Victims might only learn of such incidents by chance, for example by receiving court summons, discovering their drivers licenses are suspended when stopped for minor traffic violations, or through background checks performed for employment purposes. It can be difficult for the victim of a criminal identity theft to clear their record. The steps required to clear the victim's incorrect criminal record depend on what jurisdiction the crime occurred in and whether the true identity of the criminal can be determined. The victim might need to locate the original...
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