Identity theft occurs when your personal information is stolen by someone with criminal intent. Your name, date of birth, address, credit card, Social Insurance Number (SIN) and other personal identification numbers can be used to open credit card and bank accounts, redirect mail, establish cellular phone service, rent vehicles, equipment, or accommodation or employment.
Privacy Commissioner Of Canada – IDENTITY THEFT and YOU (PDF)
Privacy Commissioner Of Canada – Recognizing Threats to Personal Data Online
Canadian Consumer Handbook – Identity Theft (PDF)
Royal Canadian Mounted Police – Identity Theft and Identity Fraud