Tag: Identity theft

Identity theft

Identity theft

Criminals spend hours piecing together information about you until they have enough to apply for credit cards, loans or documents such as driving licences and passports in your name.

#TakeFive before discarding old bank statements, clicking on links from phishing emails or sharing your personal information online, as it could be used by criminals to steal your identity.

  • Follow our tips below 👇 to keep your identity protected:
  • Destroy unwanted documents including bills, bank statements or post that’s in your name, preferably by using a shedder.
  • Request copies of your personal credit report from a credit reference agency on a regular basis to check for any entries you don’t recognise.
  • Provide as little personal information about yourself on social media as possible and only accept invitations from people you know.