Identity thieves steal personal information – social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, and credit card numbers. They open accounts, run up charges, travel, work, and in some cases even get arrested using stolen information.
Please respond to all of the following prompts:
Why is it more important for the victim to document incidents of identity theft than it is for law enforcement to do it?
Indicate several ways in which citizens can protect themselves from identify theft.
What can be done if someone is the victim of identity theft?