Most people falsely believe that a thief needs a social security number or a credit card to steal someone’s identity. It’s important for agents and brokers to know that the thief only needs a little piece of information to create a whole new identity. For identity thieves, this information is as good as gold. Identity theft starts with the misuse of your personally identifying information such as your name and Social Security number, credit card numbers, or other financial account information and typically ends as a nightmare for the victim consuming countless hours over months of time to completely remove the criminal activity off of their credit. Skilled identity thieves can use a variety of methods to get hold of your information.
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