Naked Security: Identity theft at ‘epidemic’ levels, warn experts

Naked Security: Identity theft at ‘epidemic’ levels, warn experts. “Identity theft is running at ‘epidemic’ levels in the UK, fraud prevention service Cifas has glumly announced. Ever the bearer of bad news, the organisation has been saying the same thing for years. Since 2008 (when ID fraud fell after the credit crunch), reporting of the problem by Cifas’s 360 members across banking and financial services rose steadily from 77,000 cases in 2009 to 173,000 in 2016.”

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