Identity theft occurs when someone uses your name and personal information, such as your Social Security number, driver’s license number, credit card number, telephone number, or other account numbers, without your permission. Identity thieves use this information to open credit accounts, bank accounts, telephone service accounts, and to make major purchases – all in your name. Information can be used to take over existing accounts or to open new accounts. Identity theft can result in damage to your credit rating and denial of credit. If you feel that your personal information has been compromised, please contact Campus Safety at 617-735-9710.