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

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Barclays chairman loses £10,000 in identity scam – The Times

Posted January 11th, 2008 in identity fraud, news by sally

“The high-profile chairman of Barclays Bank has become the latest victim of identity fraud after a conman stole £10,000 from his personal account in a credit card scam.”

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The Times, 10th January 2008

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Information Commissioner’s data for 35p – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 4th, 2007 in identity fraud, internet, news by sally

“Criminals are able to access enough free personal information from the internet to steal the identity of the man who is in charge of Britain’s data security, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2007

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Get out of my Facebook – The Independent

Posted November 23rd, 2007 in computer crime, data protection, identity fraud, internet, special report by sally

“Millions of young people have made themselves vulnerable to identity theft as well as putting their future academic and professional prospects at risk by recklessly posting personal information on the internet, Britain’s privacy watchdog warns in a report published today.”

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The Independent, 23rd November 2007

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Crime risk warning to users of social networking sites – The Independent

Posted November 13th, 2007 in computer crime, identity fraud, news by sally

“One in four users of social networking sites unwittingly leave themselves open to crime by revealing personal details, it was claimed today.”

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The Independent, 12th November 2007

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MPs call for identity fraud tsar – BBC News

Posted October 8th, 2007 in crime prevention, identity fraud, news by sally

“An ‘identity fraud tsar’ should be appointed to oversee attempts to tackle crime, a group of MPs has said.”

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BBC News, 6th October 2007

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Tutor sent to jail over ID fraud – BBC News

Posted July 27th, 2007 in computer crime, identity fraud, news, sentencing by sally

“A university tutor who taught students about computer security and identity theft has been jailed for two years for identity fraud offences.”

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BBC News, 26th July 2007

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Criminals trawl Facebook and MySpace – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 23rd, 2007 in computer crime, data protection, identity fraud, news by sally

“Criminals looking to steal identities are trawling social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace, experts warn.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd july 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk