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2. Identifying comma splices (BI)

Select True or False for each statement.

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The following group of words is a comma splice:

Thieves may steal not only your property, but also your identity, that is, they illegitimately obtain personal information that you may have disclosed on a job application, credit card application, or hotel registration.

   
 
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Question 2.
The following group of words is a comma splice:

Identity thieves even rummage through residential and business trash looking for personal data, this practice is called "dumpster diving."

   
 
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Question 3.
The following group of words is a comma splice:

Imposters get their hands on some piece of your personal information, then they use it without your knowledge to commit fraud.

   
 
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Question 4.
The following group of words is a comma splice:

Using your name, address, and social security number, they typically open a credit card or bank account in your name, and any purchases charged to the account appear under your name.

   
 
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Question 5.
The following group of words is a comma splice:

When the identity thieves use a credit card and don't pay the bills, the delinquent account is reported on your credit report, meanwhile, you are not even aware that this account exists.

   
 
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Question 6.
The following group of words is a comma splice:

Identity theft is a serious problem, victims sometimes spend years restoring their credit records.

   
 
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Question 7.
The following group of words is a comma splice:

In one case, the thief charged more than $100,000 to the victim's credit card; then he obtained a home loan and bought a home in the victim's name.

   
 
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Question 8.
The following group of words is a comma splice:

Sometimes an identity thief will obtain bank account or credit card information in the name of a business, the unhappy business owner realizes what has happened when collection notices from suppliers arrive.

   
 
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Question 9.
The following group of words is a comma splice:

Business owners need to be careful because identify thieves can be their own employees they can be people the owners trust with financial paperwork.

   
 
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Question 10.
The following group of words is a comma splice:

You can discourage such criminal activity by periodically checking your account statements; you should carefully guard your social security number too.

   
 
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