Identity fraud refers to the creation or adoption of a fictitious or false identity to facilitate illegal or fraudulent activity. This usually involves the use of stolen or forged identity documents such as a passport or driving licence to obtain goods or services by deception. Includes cases of false identity, identity theft, impersonation of the deceased, facility takeover and other impersonations.

• Identity Theft
The misappropriation of the identity of another person, without their knowledge or consent. Those with a good credit history are often targeted usually in order to facilitate identity fraud.

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