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ATM Skimming: Copying your Details
ATM Skimming: Copying your Details
This article looks at skimming and how it is used to obtain details of your credit and debit cards and also your bank details...
Bank Account Details and Security
Bank Account Details and Security
This article looks at how an identity thief can use your bank details to defraud you and how you can combat this problem....
Can a Notice of Correction Protect Against I.D Theft?
Can a Notice of Correction Protect Against I.D Theft?
If your credit report is suffering due to fraudulent activity as the result of identity theft, contact your credit reference agency. If you get no joy immediately,…...
Criminal Checks: The DBS (was CRB)
Criminal Checks: The DBS (was CRB)
This article looks at the disclosure and barring service, what it does and what checks are carried out before offers of employment are made...
Data Breaches and Public Security
Data Breaches and Public Security
This article looks at what constitutes a data breach and what you as an individual can do to find out how information about you is stored and accessed...
High Street Lending & Personal Details
High Street Lending & Personal Details
This article looks at how high street lending and other high street institutions use and maintain your personal information...
Insurance Policies and Your Personal Details
Insurance Policies and Your Personal Details
This article looks at the information contained on your insurance policy and what use it could be to an identity thief...
Is Identity Theft Insurance Just a Scam?
Is Identity Theft Insurance Just a Scam?
People often wonder about how they could cope, both financially and practically, if they had their identity stolen. Identity theft insurance now promises to help you…...
Mail Theft and Personal Security
Mail Theft and Personal Security
This article looks at mail theft and what can be done to avoid it happening to you...
PDA's and Your Personal Information
PDA's and Your Personal Information
This article looks at hand held devices and their use in relation to your personal information...
Photographic ID and ID Cards
Photographic ID and ID Cards
This article looks at the various types of photograhpic ID and what they are used for...
Protecting Your Birth Certificate
Protecting Your Birth Certificate
This article looks at your birth certificate and how important a document it is especially if it falls into the hands of an identity thief...
Protecting your Passport Information
Protecting your Passport Information
This article looks at the information that can be obtained from your passport...
Q & A: Getting Hold of Your Credit File
Q & A: Getting Hold of Your Credit File
A credit file contains details of your personal financial history and is used by lenders to assess your credit risk....
Rebuilding Your Credit Record After Identity Theft
Rebuilding Your Credit Record After Identity Theft
Victims of identity theft may spend countless hours trying to clear their name and rebuild their credit record. While at times that may seem like a thankless task,…...
Teaching Children About Identity Theft
Teaching Children About Identity Theft
Even very young children are becoming victims of identity theft, which means it's never too early to teach your children about protecting themselves from this type of…...
The National Identity Service
The National Identity Service
The National Identity Service is responsible for issuing passports and identity cards....
Use Your Credit Score to Stop Identity Theft
Use Your Credit Score to Stop Identity Theft
This article looks at credit scoring and how it can be used to identify if you have a good or bad credit rating, and how to use your credit score to stop identity theft....
Using Credit and Debit Cards Safely
Using Credit and Debit Cards Safely
This article looks at how to safely use your credit or debit card both online and in the high street...
What are Biometric Passports?
What are Biometric Passports?
This article looks at the introduction of Biometric Passports as a way of reducing identity theft...
What is Identity Theft Fraud Alert?
What is Identity Theft Fraud Alert?
Becoming a victim of identity means you will spend countless hours trying to minimise the damage, and face an uphill battle trying to assess the damage to your credit…...
What is Shoulder Surfing?
What is Shoulder Surfing?
This article looks at shoulder surfing and why so many people dismiss it as a problem...
What is Text Messaging Identity Theft?
What is Text Messaging Identity Theft?
People are, on the whole, alert to email scams. But now a new type of text messaging scam is on the rise, which gives fraudsters access to people's personal…...
What to do if your Identity is Stolen?
What to do if your Identity is Stolen?
This article details a list of things you should do if your identity has been stolen or if you suspect it has...
Who is at Risk from Forgery?
Who is at Risk from Forgery?
This article looks at forgery, what documents can be forged and what you can do to prevent yourself against this particular identity fraud...
Why Shred Personal Documents?
Why Shred Personal Documents?
This article looks at the importance of shredding your personal details in order to make it harder for the identity thief to succeed in stealing personal information...
Your Details and the Electoral Register
Your Details and the Electoral Register
This article looks at the electoral register and discusses how it can be used for the purposes of identity fraud...
Your National Insurance Number
Your National Insurance Number
This article looks at your National Insurance number and what it is used for...
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