LONDON -- National Identity Fraud Prevention Week begins today with a stark warning to the British public that they could, and should, be doing more to protect themselves from becoming victims of identity fraud.
The warning comes as new research reveals that more people than ever are putting themselves at risk of becoming a victim, despite awareness campaigns warning them of the dangers.
National Identity Fraud Prevention Week, now in its second year, seeks to stop the complacency found amongst the British public. The week runs from 16th 22nd October with information available on what the public can do to protect themselves and fight identity fraud.
This awareness drive has been put in place by an expert group of public and private sector partners, including the Metropolitan Police (and other regional police forces), Crimestoppers, The Identity and Passport Service, CIFAS The UKs Fraud Prevention Service, Fellowes, the Federation of Small Businesses, Callcredit, Equifax and Experian.