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How can someone steal my identity?

Consumer education expert Linda Sherry discusses how someone can steal your identity.

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Speaker: How can someone steal my identity?

Linda Sherry:Your identity can be easily stolen by someone if they have key pieces of information about you. These information pieces are your Social Security Number, your date of birth, your mother's maiden name, your address, your full name, whether you're junior or senior. If they have this information about you, they can pose as you they can become an impostor you and in that way they set up credit in your name, use your name, maybe to pass that check, setup the bank account, get a drivers license in your name or even commit a crime and say they are you when they get caught.