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What is identity Theft and how can you stop it happening to you

Identity Theft is when all your personal details are stolen and then they are used for the purposes of defrauding an innocent party. Scammers have accessed information about the potential victim, such as, their full name, date of birth, and previous or current address.  The victim doesn’t even have to still be alive for this type of heartless fraud to take place!  Being a victim of Identity theft can have a massive impact on a person, affecting personal finances, and even leading to police involvement and the possibility of being arrested!

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To keep yourself safe from identity theft, never give your personal details to anybody over the phone, and don’t allow anyone to access your bank accounts unless you are 100% sure of who they are. Be aware of Scammers and read information provided by professional companies such as on AML IDENTITY CHECK, Anti-Money Laundering checks so that you can be protected from any potential fraud. Scammers are incredibly devious and have been known to use every trick in the book to convince you that they are legitimate.

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Don’t fall victim to these treacherous villains, they could use your stolen personal information to open bank accounts, obtain credit cards, order goods, even get a passport or driving licence, all in your name!  If you think you may be a victim of identity theft, contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040, the National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Centre.

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