Do you consider it identity theft to use someone else's social security number?
I just read this article and it made me curious what other people thought: http://redtape.msnbc.com/2010/11/courts-using-anothers-ssn-not-a-crime.html
“Is using a forged Social Security Number—but your own name—to obtain employment or buy a car an identity theft crime? Lately, U.S. courts are saying it’s not.”
What if you aren’t targeting anyone in particular, you just make up a number that happens to be assigned to somebody else? What if the SSN is the only piece of information that isn’t yours?
This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.