ID Fraud Week

ID-Fraud-Article_02It is estimated that over 18 million UK households could be be failing to protect themselves from identity fraud.

The purpose of ID Fraud Week is to warn of the dangers of identity fraud and outline simple steps that anybody can take to protect themselves. National Identity Fraud Prevention Week is an initiative launched by leading UK organisations: including the Metropolitan Police, Crimestoppers, CIFAS to name a few.

Identity fraud occurs when a criminal uses somebody else’s personal information pretends to be someone else in order to fraudulently obtain goods and services.

It is known that organised criminal gangs operating in and around British pay bin raiders for each document that contains an individual’s personal details.

They then use this information against the victim to create a “create clone”. The National Identity Fraud Prevention Week is aimed at bringing attention to some of the steps that can be taken to protect yourself from identity theft and one method is to keep your personal and confidential documents secure.

Phoenix Safe Company offers a wide range of high security safes that will be ideal to protect your cash, credit cards and other valuables as well as original and confidential documentation such as passports and birth certificates.

If you discover that you have been a victim of identity fraud you must contact your nearest police station.

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