Definition of identity theft noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


identity theft

BrE BrE//aɪˈdentəti θeft//
; NAmE NAmE//aɪˈdentəti θeft//
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using somebody else’s name and personal information in order to obtain credit cards and other goods or to take money out of the person’s bank accounts Victims of identity theft can find themselves saddled with false criminal records.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: identity theft