Identity theft is often discussed on the news and in social media today. Identity theft is a crime where an imposter obtains personally identifiable information (PII) in order to impersonate someone else.
Identity theft often starts off with the acquisition of the victim’s social security number or driver’s license number, and then can lead to the obtaining of credit, services and merchandise in the name of the victim. It might also lead to a criminal record or arrest warrants for the victim.
At Bank of New Hampshire, we want to keep you informed about how identity theft operates and ways to protect yourself from becoming a victim of this crime.