Identity cloning is a type of identity theft in which a malicious actor steals your identity to impersonate you. This includes using your information to buy a house, start a family, get a job, or create an entire lifestyle based on your life.

Usually, people who use identity cloning want to conceal their lives either because they have committed a crime or lack proper papers to live in a country.

Sometimes, a person only needs your social security number to clone your identity. However, some identity clones can dig up as much information as possible, including your address, the school you went to, where you grew up, etc., to help them sound convincing when asked about your life.

Signs of Identity Cloning

Methods of Identity Cloning

Consequences of Identity Cloning

Identity Cloning Prevention and Response