Some South Carolina residents might have experienced identity theft when another person stole their credit card data, Social Security number, or other information. With this kind of information, it is possible to apply for credit cards or take other actions using another person's identity.
South Carolina residents could be victims of crimes committed using a computer or similar device. For instance, they could have their information stolen by someone who put a virus on a computer or into a computer network. Individuals could also have their information copied, stolen or damaged by the work of a criminal. It is generally not a good idea to put personal information online or to give it to a stranger through electronic means.