Hints, Tips and Advice to avoid Identity Theft

Criminals obviously commit identity theft by stealing your personal information. This is usually done by taking documents from your rubbish or by making contact with you and pretending to be from a legitimate organization.  Some internet users are now supplying information to third party sites (i.e. facebook and bebo) and these sites are now been targeted to get your personal details.

Identity theft can result in fraud affecting your personal financial circumstances, as well as costing government and financial services millions of pounds a year. If your identity is stolen, you may have difficulty getting loans, credit cards or a mortgage until the matter is sorted out.

The following tips will help you protect your identity and prevent criminals from committing fraud in your name:

General Hints, Tips and Advice

Credit Cards

Internet and Social Networking