International Journal Of Computer Architecture And Mobility
Identity theft has become one of the most lucrative criminal endeavors. Identity theft occurs when a criminal obtains enough personal information (driver's license, social security number, credit/debit card number, etc.) to impersonate someone else. While the stolen information can be used for a number of fraudulent purposes, financial gain - purchasing merchandise, stealing money, establishing loans, etc. - is the most common. This paper is an attempt to explore this, nation's fastest growing crime. It will outline introduction, types of Id thefts, and tips to avoid Id theft, laws for Id theft & also some aspects to its prevention and cure.