Identity Theft is said to occur when a fraudster uses your personal information to obtain credit, loans, and services in your name, by impersonating you.
Fraudster targets your personal information, such as names, addresses, email government ID cards, credit card or account information. Fraudster tries to gather your details through Phishing, Vishing, Smishing or any other means. The fraudster uses your personal information to apply for a credit card, loan, sim, etc. This also enables them to order items online under a false name.