About this blog
This blog is by Protect My ID - the Experian service that will:
- Monitor your credit report
- Alert you to signs of identity fraud
- Help you resolve any fraud issues
- Insure you for up to £75,000 of fraud resolution costs
- Estimate your fraud risk level
- Give you tips to avoid ID fraud
About ID fraud and ID theft
ID theft happens when a fraudster finds out your personal information in order to impersonate you. ID fraud happens when they use that information to run up bills or buy goods in your name.
They could do this by, for instance, applying for credit using your details - but give a different home address. You would never see the bills - but your credit report would show you've got unpaid debts.
The types of ID fraud.
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Tag Archives: CIFAS
The UK’s fraud prevention service, CIFAS has reported a 5% rise in the overall level of fraud compared with 2011. Much of this increase came from account takeover fraud which saw cases go up by 53% on the previous year. … Continue reading
Research from CIFAS, the UK’s Fraud Prevention Service, has revealed that it is not just financial losses that affects victims of fraud – but that it is actually the time taken to sort out the mess that can have the … Continue reading
Has Britain’s economic malaise contributed to the rise in fraud? The latest analysis of fraud trends during 2011 by CIFAS – the UK’s Fraud Prevention Service – has revealed a disturbing 9% increase in the overall level of fraud, when … Continue reading