How do identity thieves use my information?
Identity thieves use your personal information to apply for credit cards, bank loans, and other kinds of credit. They can take money from your bank accounts and shop with your credit cards.
They might even apply for social assistance, rent an apartment, or buy furniture or other goods with a store loan. In the end, you may be left with the bills to pay.
Sometimes identity thieves even commit more serious crimes while using your name.