Identity theft occurs when personal information such as an individual’s name, address, date of birth or contact details are stolen
Identity theft typically leads to further criminal activity, including identity fraud.
When the stolen information is used in fraudulent activity to gain certain goods or services.
The fraudster can use identity fraud to steal money from bank accounts or obtain loans and benefits. If your identity is stolen, money can be lost and the victim may find it difficult to get loans, credit cards or a mortgage.