What is identity theft?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Consumer education expert Linda Sherry discusses identity theft, including prevention and what you can do if you are a victim.

    Linda Sherry: Hi! I am Linda Sherry. I am Director of National Priorities for Consumer Action. We are a national non-profit consumer education and advocacy organization and we are very well known for our multilingual consumer education, fact sheets, pamphlets etc. Today, I am going to be talking about identity theft, a fast growing crime and how you can prevent becoming a victim of identity theft and also how somethings you can do if you are a victim.

    Speaker: What is identity theft?

    Linda Sherry: Identity theft is a crime in which someone takes your personal information and uses it for fraudulent purposes.