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HIGH-TECH CRIMES REVEALED: CYBERWAR STORIES FROM THE DIGITAL FRONT by Steven Branigan

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The Resultant Crimes

Identity theft is not a crime that is usually committed just for the thrill of it. The criminals involved in these misdeeds are in it for the profit. It is also important to point out again that identity theft is an antecedent to another crime. In other words, there is usually not a tangible loss associated with the simple act of stealing someone's identity. It is the resulting crimes that are substantial. This is the main reason why many people find it difficult to understand why identify theft can be a very big problem.

Let's get back to the FTC's data. As they collected more facts, they were able to make some very meaningful observations, such as revealing a better understanding of what criminals do when they steal someone's ...

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