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ID theft real threat to all of us - comment from Equifax PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 May 2015

John Marsden, identity and fraud expert, Equifax, comments on today’s CIFAS figures on increasing levels of identity fraud:

“ID fraud continues to increase and dominate the fraud landscape with cases in Q1 2015 up 27% year-on-year. High quality ID data is available for sale to potential fraudsters via the dark web, fed by data breaches, and is fuelling the increase in this type of fraud. Combined with consumers’ growing use of digital services, and the return of credit availability as the economy recovers, this provides for a perfect storm.
“Considering the stress and inconvenience caused to individuals when restoring their identity after such attacks, as well as the scale of loss to the economy, ID theft is a real and tangible threat to each and every one of us.”

(Source - Equifax Press Release)

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