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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Learning from Fraudsters

The report is based on interviews with 16 convicted offenders. The main focus is on people who have stolen large sums from organisations with which they are connected (usually those that they are employed by). Listening to what they have to say facilitates insights from a different perspective, and it is hoped that highlighting offenders’ experiences and the reasons for […]

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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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Learning from Fraudsters – Reinforcing the Message

A second report based on follow-up interviews with fraudsters has been published. The work was undertaken for Protiviti and includes interviews with a range of different types of fraudsters, including those who committed passport frauds and were caught when leaving the country, a fraudster who adopted identities, and theft from employers including someone who stole from a school and two […]

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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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