What are the difficulties encountered by victim’s of identity theft? - 5145

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1. What are the difficulties encountered by victim’s of identity theft?

2. Define cyber terrorism. How can we protect ourselves from cyber terrorism?

3. Leading criminologists believe that “street crime” will continue to decline but that white-collar crime rate will continue upward? How does information technology contribute to these trends?

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DQ1: When an individual’s identity is stolen it creates emotional and credibility damage. An individual has to carefully maintain their credit in order to have a secure future. A stolen identity will cause the individual financial loss. The victim may lose money from saving or checking accounts or be responsible for paying off debt they did not create. The individual credit will be damaged preventing them from future loans for homes or cars and the denial of credit cards. The individual will spend a great deal of time trying to erase the damage that has been done to their credit and legal history. Many individuals who steal other people’s identity will commit criminal offenses. The victim will then have to deal with the police and the legal system to deter any criminal prosecut