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Identity theft is when someone uses your personal information without your knowledge or permission to obtain money, property, or other goods or services.  Personal information includes things like your name, date of birth, Social Security number, and other identifying information.  Protecting your personal information from identity theft is important.  Find out what you can do to defend your personal information.  If you have had someone steal your identity, find out what you can do to repair the damage.