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‘Not With My Name’: protect your identity

29 June 2015

Identity crime – where criminals steal someone’s identity or create a false identity – is increasing, and it’s believed that one in four UK adults has fallen victim to this crime. If a criminal gets hold of someone’s personal data, such as a name, address, or bank details, they use this information to open accounts, get credit cards or apply for documents such as passports and driving licences.

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