Voter proof of identity should be mandatory, says election watchdog – The Guardian

Posted January 8th, 2014 in elections, identification, identity fraud, news by sally

‘Voters should be required to show proof of identity at polling stations, the UK election watchdog has said in a report that has been welcomed by the government. The Electoral Commission has concluded that a further tightening of the rules is necessary to restore public confidence following fears of ballot-rigging. At present, voters do not need to produce ID or even a polling card to vote as long as they have registered and know their address.’

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The Guardian, 8th January 2014

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Payday lender shut down by OFT over identity fraud – The Guardian

Posted March 19th, 2013 in consumer credit, identity fraud, loans, news by tracey

“Payday lender MCO Capital has been shut down by the Office of Fair Trading, after it failed to stop fraudsters taking out loans using more than 7,000 stolen identities.”

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The Guardian, 19th March 2013

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Police spies stole identities of dead children – The Guardian

Posted February 4th, 2013 in children, complaints, identity fraud, news, police, public records by tracey

“Undercover officers created aliases based on details found in birth and death records, Guardian investigation reveals.”

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2013

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Katie Wynter murder: Killer Tony Bushby jailed for life – BBC News

Posted July 25th, 2012 in identity fraud, internet, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

“A 19-year-old man convicted of murdering a teenager as she babysat her sister’s two children in Hertfordshire has been given a life sentence.”

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BBC News, 25th July 2012

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Gang jailed over multi-million identity fraud – The Independent

“Members of a multi-million pound organised crime gang specialising in providing fake identities and documents to thousands of customers were jailed today.”

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The Independent, 9th June 2012

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Phone fraud: Five jailed for £4.5m premium line scam – BBC News

Posted October 13th, 2011 in conspiracy, fraud, identity fraud, news, telecommunications by tracey

“Five men have been jailed for their part in a £4.5m global premium phone line scam. Southwark Crown Court heard they used stolen identities to obtain mobile phone Sim cards which were sent abroad.”

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BBC News, 12th October 2011

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Identity theft gang jailed – Home Office

“Eight members of an organised crime group have been sent to jail for more than 24 years for their part in large scale identity fraud and money laundering which resulted in the loss of millions of pounds.”

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Home Office, 24th May 2011

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Million pound identity fraud trio jailed – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2010 in benefits, conspiracy, firearms, identity fraud, news, sentencing by sally

“Three people who made more than £1m by fraudulently obtaining benefits, credit and store cards in a long-running identity scam have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 15th September 2010

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Boston Town footballer jailed for identity fraud – UK Border Agency

Posted September 15th, 2010 in identity fraud, press releases, sentencing by sally

“A Boston Town footballer was today imprisoned for 11 months after admitting using a false identity.”

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UK Border Agency, 14th September 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Passport fraudster jailed – UK Border Agency

Posted July 30th, 2010 in identity fraud, immigration, passports, press releases by sally

“A fraudster who used a fake passport to get a job has been jailed, following an investigation by our officers.”

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UK Border Agency, 28th July 2010

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Illegal immigrant convicted of identity fraud – UK Border Agency

Posted July 9th, 2010 in identity fraud, immigration, press releases, sentencing by sally

“A failed asylum seeker from Leicester has been convicted of using fake identity documents to gain employment.”

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UK Border Agency, 8th July 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Fraudster jailed after stealing crash victim’s identity – UK Border Agency

Posted June 18th, 2010 in identity fraud, immigration, news, sentencing by sally

“An American fraudster has been jailed for 16 months after living illegally in the UK using the identity of a teenager who had died in a car accident.”

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UK  Border Agency, 17th June 2010

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Woman who ran ‘lucrative’ brothel jailed – The Independent

Posted April 16th, 2010 in false accounting, identity fraud, news, prostitution by sally

“A 48-year-old mother who ran a ‘busy and successful’ brothel was jailed for three years today.”

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The Independent, 16th April 2010

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Fraud gang who stole identity of dead child jailed – BBC News

Posted March 5th, 2010 in conspiracy, fraud, identity fraud, news by sally

“Two men and a woman who stole the identity of a dead child as part of a multiple fraud have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 5th March 2010

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Man jailed for stealing identity – UK Border Agency

Posted June 25th, 2009 in identity fraud, press releases, sentencing by sally

“An illegal immigrant has been jailed for two-and-a-half years for stealing another man’s identity and pretending to be him for 12 years.”

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UK Border Agency, 18th June 2009

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Couple jailed for fake ID factory – BBC News

Posted April 21st, 2009 in identity fraud, news, sentencing by sally

“A couple who set up and ran an international fake ID factory from their Cheshire home have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 20th April 2009

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MI6 informant Wang Yam found guilty of killing millionaire author to steal his identity – The Times

Posted January 19th, 2009 in identity fraud, murder, news by sally

“A leading Chinese dissident who worked as an MI6 informant was convicted yesterday of murdering a millionaire author to steal his identity.”

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The Times, 17th January 2009

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Lawyer ‘aided illegal passports’ – BBC News

Posted January 14th, 2009 in identity fraud, news, passports, solicitors by sally

“A lawyer tried to help criminals get passports by using the identities of dead children, a court has heard.”

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BBC News, 13th January 2009

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UK identities sold for £80 online – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2008 in identity fraud, news by sally

“Internet fraudsters sell complete financial identities for just £80, according to an online safety group.”

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BBC News, 17th November 2008

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James Bond fantasist jailed – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2008 in firearms, identity fraud, intelligence services, news by sally

“A fantasist was beginning a two-year stint behind bars today for conning police into thinking he was a James Bond-style secret agent.”

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The Guardian, 31st October 2008

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