How does identity theft occur?
Offenders who commit identity theft may or may not be known to the victim. There are many ways the offender uses to obtain the victim's account information. Information can be obtained from trash bins at banks, mortgage firms, social or credit agencies, city-state federal agencies, obituaries and residential garbage cans. Bank statements and credit card statements can be stolen from mailboxes. Identity thieves work at locations which have access to your personal records such as, car dealerships, mortgages, collection agencies, utility services and telemarketer. Information can sometimes be found on the internet or commercial databases that are fee accessed. Information obtained from these sources is used to assume false identity.

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1. Who are the victims of identity theft?
2. How does identity theft occur?
3. What do you do if you are a victim of identity theft?