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Identity Fraud

Someone impersonates you without your knowledge or consent, or uses your personal information to obtain money, goods or services.  For example, by using one or more pieces of your personal identifying information – your name, your address, your NIC number – a perpetrator establishes a deposit or other financial account, or takes over a credit in your name.
Identity fraud may also be carried out internally by dishonest employees at your bank or financial institution.  Dormant bank accounts or accounts with infrequent transactions are most at risk.