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English definition of “identity theft”

identity theft

noun [U]
LAW the illegal use of another person's personal details, for example in order to steal money from their bank account: The new law tries to protect consumers against identity theft and credit card fraud.
(Definition of identity theft from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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