Identity fraud

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Identity fraud is when criminals use forged or stolen identity information, for instance to buy goods in someone else’s name and avoid having to pay. People smugglers, drug traffickers and terrorists also use stolen identity information. Identity fraud is increasing, especially online. Government, businesses and the public are all helping to tackle it. Government authorities are working together to investigate identity fraud, and members of the public should take care when sharing personal details.