Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Experian lists 20 kinds of identity theft


Today Experian (aka TRW, Chilton, and Pinger) offered a missive “20 Types of Identity Theft and Fraud,” the long list here.


Some are surprising.  One is driver’s license ID theft, very common, and it gets around the picture. Another is Biometric.  Still another is if a criminal gives your identity to police when arrested, which can make the police come after you, although it’s hard to see how a police department doesn’t catch it.
   

But one possibility would be to get into someone else’s Internet accounts, social media or domain, and place illegal content there or distribute from it, framing the other person.  This hasn’t happened as much as one might fear it could. Another is using someone’s wifi router for illegal purposes, causing that person to have his account canceled. 

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