Identity fraud in the UK reaching all-time high



An interesting infographic from www.creditexpert.co.uk/ shows that British identity fraud is growing and people living in London are almost four times as likely to become victims.

The infographic contains some interesting information about who is most likely to become a victim of identity fraud.

The infographic also reveals that residents of London are more likely to have their personal data compromised than people living outside the city.

Not surprisingly credit cards and store cards were targeted most often.

But credit cards aren’t the only targets.

And it’s a little surprising that on average it takes victims about seven months before they discover that anything is wrong.

But there are some things you can do to protect yourself.

The infographic was compiled using statistics from a number of sources including the British government, CIFAS.org, Experian and stop-idfraud.co.uk.



Guy Wright

Guy Wright has been covering the technology space since the days when computers had cranks and networks were steam powered. He has been a writer and editor for more years then he cares to admit.


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