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What happens when someone steals your identity?

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Identity theft is a sordid matter at the best of times. After all, we're talking about someone literally taking your place. It might be merely done as a gesture, committing ID fraud online without even making a note of your name (other than to cross it off a list). Or it could be someone turning up at a bank claiming to be you.

But how do these people get their hands on your identity? And what happens next?

How is your identity stolen?

Your identity is typically stolen in one of three ways.


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