Renters face the greatest risk from identity thieves owing to their domestic set-up and lifestyle. Shared hallways and easily accessible rental properties mean tenants’ details are easier to steal, according to credit reference agency Experian.
Sophisticated identity theft “on an industrial scale” is on the rise with a 46-year-old man the most likely victim, a new report says. Recorded fraud was up by 25% last year compared with 2013, according to fraud prevention service Cifas.
The UK’s High Street banks are warning that millions of account holders are vulnerable to fraud - online or over the phone.
The number of victims of identity theft rose by 57% last year, figures from fraud prevention service Cifas suggest. The data, taken from 261 companies in the UK, suggests fraudsters are increasingly getting people’s personal information from social media sites.
Sharp rise in identity fraud as scammers use facebook and other social media sites to hunt for information
Fraudsters are increasingly using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn as a “hunting ground” for personal information, leading to huge rise in identity theft, according to a new report.
Identity fraud is a crime that is affecting millions of people around the world, with personal details being shared by fraudsters online.
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