|When it comes to identity theft, there are some common themes that are prevalent in this day and age. One of the most common types of identity theft involves the theft of credit card information. People obtain basic personal and financial information about you and then use your credit card number to obtain goods, services and cash.
Another common identity theft theme involves the theft of your financial account information. Armed with this information, an identity thief will take off and withdraw money from your bank account -- literally drain your bank account.
Finally, and interestingly, a good share of identity theft involves the appropriation of your personal and financial information to open up accounts for services from different utilities, particular from cellular or mobile phone providers.
Of course, as with so many different crimes in this day and age, the types of identity thefts that are occurring are mutating and evolving all of the time.