Identity Theft & Fraud – Learning from the USA

A new report is recommending all consumers be given access to one free credit report per year in order to combat identity theft, one of the UK’s fastest growing crimes. The report, Identity Theft and Fraud: Learning from the USA was written by leading criminologist Professor Martin Gill and commissioned by Capital One. Professor Gill suggests that free annual credit […]

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The Fight Against Identify Fraud: A Brief Study of the EU, the UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands

This report is based on a brief review of the response to identity theft in the EU, the Netherlands, France, Germany and the UK. In particular the report focuses on what the current status in law regarding identity theft is in each country, what individual governments are doing to highlight the issue with individuals/businesses and what estimates have been made/assessments […]

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Identity Theft in the UK: The Offender and Victim Perpective

This main purpose of this study was to consult offenders to provide an insight into how they get hold of the information that they use to commit identity fraud with a special focus on using paper based documents e.g. utility bills, bank statements, birth certificates etc. By consulting victims the aim was to get their perspective on how their details […]

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Action Fraud Scheme

Four police forces in the West Midlands have joined the Action Fraud scheme. Action Fraud is a service run by the National Fraud Authority whose job it is to co-ordinate the UK’s response to fraud. The purpose of the scheme is to act as a single point of contact for the public to report incidents of fraud, these are then […]

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5 key tips to protect your personal information

Identity theft has undoubtedly become a key challenge to the general public which is increasing. According to CIFAS, the UK’s fraud prevention agency, identity fraud increased by 31% during the first three months of 2015 and following these figures the City of London Police have provided 5 key tips for the public to protect their personal information from fraudsters. Firstly, it is advised […]

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