UK identity theft hot spots revealed

A new survey by Experian has revealed that the top location in the UK for identity theft outside certain areas of London is Altrincham. The town in Cheshire has recorded 13 attempts at fraud for every 10000 adults and residents are being targeted at more than 3 times over the national average. This is in […]

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Identity theft reaches crisis level

According to figures released by the UK’s Fraud Prevention Service (CIFAS), identity theft is at an unprecedented level. Identity details like dates of birth, internet logins and postcodes, are now so abused that they account for 65% of reported fraud, according to the Fraudscape Bulletin 2012. Richard Hurley from CIFAS said that they have been […]

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ID fraud on the increase

New figures show that the number of people who are victims of identity fraud has increased by about 20% during the first part of 2010, when compared to the first three months of 2009.  In fact, during the first three months of 2010 almost 27,000 people fell victim to a fraudulent activity. Out of these […]

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