Fraudsters can acquire and use your personal details in a variety of ways. Find out how to prevent and respond to the growing problem of identity theft.
Your identity is valuable. Fraudsters know this. They can use the information you share online to pretend to be you and apply for bank accounts, mobile phones, loans or a wide range of other products in your name.
As a victim of identity fraud, you might not realise you’ve been targeted until a bill arrives for something you didn’t buy, or you experience problems with your credit rating. To carry out this kind of fraud successfully, fraudsters usually have access to their victim’s personal information, which they obtain in a variety of ways – such as through hacking and data loss, as well as using social media to put the pieces of someone’s identity together. 88% of fraudulent applications for bank accounts and financial products were made online in 2016.
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