A number of things that can identify who you are can be stolen by someone and used for malicious, fraudulent, and/or criminal acts. Millions of Americans have their identity stolen every year. People who are involved with identity theft steal passwords, credit card information, and other personal information.
There are numerous consequences that result from identity theft. Victims may face years of financial hardship after their bank or credit card information is stolen. Students are susceptible to this as well as adults. There is a larger opportunity, however, for them to become a victim of their identity being stolen through the use of a social media site. Stolen passwords can lead to greater information loss and the potential to hurt a student's reputation. Because the use of the internet is so prevalent, it is the main source for identity theft, and it highlights the importance to protect your information, especially online.
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