Stop Id Frauds & Identity Theft; thieves want to steal your money and your life!

More than 59000 criminal acts of impersonation were recorded in the first 9 months of 2009 - a 36% increase from the same period in 2008. Identity theft is costing £1.2 billion a year in the UK. That's £10 million a day! These pages will provide you with a comprehensive picture of how ID Theft and ID Fraud happens and how you can prevent your personal data being stolen by criminals. The examples given are probably not exhaustive as thieves are continually coming up with new ways to steal your identity, but if you can develop good privacy habits you will drastically reduce your risk and make it much more difficult for crooks to steal your identity.

44% of UK residents DON'T shred documents containing sensitive information before putting them in the bin and only 54% check financial statements!  One in 10 second-hand hard drives still contain the original user's personal information!

 

How to protect yourself from ID Theft

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How and where identity theft happens

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One of the fastest growing crimes

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