Identity theft and identity fraud are terms used to refer to all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses your personally identifiable information such as your name, Social Security number or credit card number.
What steps should I take if I discover a Time Warner Cable account was opened with my identity without my permission?
If you are a victim of identity theft, take the following steps immediately. Keep detailed records of your conversations and copies of all correspondence.
To learn how to protect yourself from identity theft, visit the Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft website.