Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
Understanding the Experiences of Familial Identity Theft Victims
Reported incidents of identity theft reached a record high in 2017 (Javelin Strategy and Research, 2018), therefore it likely the incidence of familial identity theft has increased as well. Familial identity theft occurs when a family member obtains and uses personal identifying information of another family member without his/her consent for personal gain, such as to obtain credit or employment. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore victims' experiences of familial identity theft. Findings included the following themes: Not Filing a Police Report, Negative Impacts, Positive Impacts, and Cultural Factors.