What about a synthetic identity for a change?

What about something new? Synthetic identity theft, although I would call it just an evolution on the original ‘identity theft’ scam. I still can’t convince myself that it should be called ‘identity theft’ at all. After all to steal something is never to give it back (at least in British legislation), with identity theft your identity is just borrowed, isn’t it? Identity fraud as coined by Jim Harper (i think ;-)) is much more accurate.

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