Identity Theft Essay

299 WordsSep 4, 20122 Pages
Identity theft happens all the time. Everyday people try to steal your social security card and they have access to your bank accounts and all your personal information. It is really bad to have your identity stolen, because then you have to call your state’s government agency. I.e. GBI, for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and have them investigate your claim on what happened to your identity. Identity thieves can also mess up your credit. You won’t be able to get a car, a credit card, and sometimes they make you lose your job. My dad lost his credit card one time, and the first thing he did was call the bank and have them cancel the card and order a new one for a few extra bucks, as opposed to losing a bunch of money and having to get a new account, because the other one got money stolen from it. Odds are that, by now, you are well aware of the fact that identity theft is an ever growing crime in America. Last year, more than eight million Americans were robbed of their identity; somebody stole their ATM pin number, guessed their email password, stole their bank account number, gathered information about them over the Internet or just stole their driver’s license, social security number or credit card. Some illegal immigrants come from all over the world and steal American citizen’s identities and take their role in a daily life. But this isn’t the only way identity theft happens. You could give somebody your credit card and they copy down the numbers on a notepad and the security code on the back of the card,. Then, they can get on Facebook and all sorts of sites and use your money and mess up your

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