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

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

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

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

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

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

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

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Identity fraud booming during crisis, warn MPs – The Independent

Posted October 8th, 2008 in identity fraud, news by sally

“Bank account holders are more at risk of identity fraud because of the credit crunch, a report warns today.”

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The Independent, 8th October 2008

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Registrars’ death lists ‘will fight ID fraud’ and identity theft – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 6th, 2008 in identity fraud, news by sally

“Records of deaths are to be released for the first time in a bid to stop fraudsters stealing the identity of the deceased.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th October 2008

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Identity fraud cases up by two thirds – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 28th, 2008 in identity fraud, news by sally

“Cases of identity fraud increased by two thirds last year with people in affluent areas most at risk, credit data figures show.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th May 2008

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Facebook loophole ‘open to identity thieves’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 1st, 2008 in identity fraud, internet, news by sally

“A loophole on social networking site Facebook could allow identity thieves to access the personal data of users, according to an investigation.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st May 2008

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Author was ‘murdered for wealth’ – BBC News

Posted February 4th, 2008 in identity fraud, murder, news by sally

“A reclusive millionaire author was murdered by a man who stole his identity in order to plunder his wealth, the Old Bailey has heard.”

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BBC News, 1st February 2008

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UK vote system ‘open to fraud’ – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2008 in elections, identity fraud, news by sally

“It is ‘childishly simple’ to register bogus voters in UK elections, a human rights body’s investigation suggests.”

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BBC News, 22nd January 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk