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Comment Re:You deserve to get owned (Score 1) 25

Well, yeah, but identity thieves build up dossiers over time.. A bit from here a bit from there, and when it hits some level of 'legitimacy', it's then used, usually for a money grab. While the data on a drivers license is 'out there', it's not necessarily a search away to anyone.

Pragmatically, it can be very difficult to get out from under the damage caused by a major id theft, especially if it has been ongoing for years without your knowledge.

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