11 Ways Identity Theft Probably Played Out In The 90s

Contrary to popular belief, identity theft was very much a thing in the 1990’s - and this is how we imagine it all went down. See how it could all play out for you today in Identity Thief, Now Playing.

1. Sure, you didn’t have to worry about entering your credit card information online…

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2. …but that doesn’t mean danger wasn’t lurking around the corner.

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3. Because you couldn’t check in on your credit card statement on your cell phone…

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4. …and bill day only happened once a month.

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5. So by the time your Structure store card got declined at the mall…

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6. …someone had already used your identity to buy a bitchin’ ride…

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7. …a couple of these bad boys…

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8. …every model of Beanie Baby available…

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9. …and enough Pogs to reach to the moon and back.

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10. When you realized you’d never be able to afford those new duds…

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11. ..there’d be nothing left to do but cry into your Zima.

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