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Credit Score Glossary: Identity Theft

Identity Theft: Using personal information to commit fraud.

Commonly referred to as ID theft, it occurs when someone, without permission, uses another person’s identifying information—such as name, Social Security number, or credit card number—to commit fraud. Identify theft can be time-consuming to fix and can cost quite a bit for consumers to repair their reputation and credit record, depending on the severity.

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