Identity Fraud – Part 2

Internet security

Always vigilant in securely disposing of paperwork displaying personal information and with two security software systems on my computer, having my identity stolen and my emails hacked wasn’t something I was unduly concerned about but I should have been. In Part 1, I wrote about the iPhone scam.  All Orange users, take comfort in being more secure than most.  Their Fraud Dept wrote asking me to contact them.  They’re on the ball, their systems being triggered by multiple applications from my address that an ‘impersonator’ might be at […] Read more »

Identity Fraud – Part 1

Yellow ID theft

Who’s playing you today?  Ever wondered? Identity theft – words bandied about all the time and probably filed in the mental folder, “It Won’t Happen To Me”.   But it did and many months later I’m still living with its piercing impact on my life.  And it’s affecting the whole family, even minors. The following facts may surprise you:     In the UK, identity fraud in itself is not a crime, although profiting from it is. An annual figure of £1.3 billion pa is the minimum quantifiable cost to […] Read more »