Identity Theft

What is Identity Theft?

Identity theft happens when someone steals and uses your personal information without your permission. Thieves can hack into your accounts and steal your information. They can use your money without your permission. The most common form of identity theft is when a person hacks into your online accounts and uses money from that. Another form of identity theft is dumpster diving. People will search through your trash for old credit cards and magazines with your address on it. Thats why you should always cut up those old credit cards or drivers’ licences to help prevent thieves from getting that information. Another form of identity theft is stolen wallet. It is the simplest and really dangerous. Thieves will also change the addresses on your mail and send them to places where they or someone else like an identity thief can take hold of it and steal that information. It is really bad if it is a bill or some other federal thing. This form also connects to the other part of it where people will simply just steal your mail. But most of the time when identity theft happens it is when the thieves steal your credit card information and use your money without permission.

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Two Pensacola Men Sentenced to Identity Theft Scheme

        Two Pensacola Men Sentenced to Identity Theft Scheme

Two men have been sentenced to federal prison for identity theft. Cook who was one of the men in the problem stole the personal information of some of the patients at his work with disabled patients. He gave the information to a guy named Beverly who also worked at the disabled person place, to use it for tax returns. Beverly agreed to give Cook a percentage of the refunds. The two men were sentenced to some months in prison. Cook was sentenced to 12 months in prison and Beverly was sentenced to 102 months in prison. Cook was also ordered to pay $10,682.000 and Beverly was ordered to pay $78,783.000.

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We Need to Stop Identity Theft

I think we need to stop identity theft because people lose a lot of money because of it, people’s accounts get hacked, and it gives people false impressions of other people.

People lose a lot of money when people get their wallet stolen because their credit cards are in there. Also their gift cards and cash. The person who steals the wallet can instantly have access to all of your money capabilities.

People’s accounts can get hacked too. They have to end up getting whole new credit card info and lose money. When thieves hack your accounts they can mess up all of your federal stuff.

Identity theft gives people false impressions of other people. One person can think that the person they are employing for a job is Tom Brady or something when it is really an identity thief. People can also get really mad at a person they think is their best friend but is someone who is “just messing around”.

That is why we should stop identity theft. People lose a lot of money, people’s accounts get hacked, and it gives people false impressions of other people.

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