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Hi! I’m Erin, an automated LegalShield representative here to assist you with any questions you may have.

What is government documents or benefits identity theft?

  • The largest category here is tax return fraud which occurs when someone uses your stolen Social Security number to file a fraudulent tax return to claim tax refund. This category would also include use of stolen identifiers to claim government benefits such as food stamps, disability, unemployment, etc. Driver’s licenses obtained by means of identity theft are also included in this category.