Identity theft is where a hacker or cyber-criminals steal your personal details online and use them to commit fraud. They use information like your age, date of birth, location or addresses, to make a false identity. They then use this to open bank accounts, take out credit cards, order goods, take over your online accounts, apply for official documents and more. That's why it's really important to know how to keep your details safe online, and what to do if the worst happens to you.
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