Jon Woodman, director of Risk Solutions at R&SA, said, 'Companies are increasingly being affected by corporate ID theft
and many are worried about the risks of fraudsters stealing their company identity, as this could lead to a loss of competitive advantage or public confidence.
And the workplace is the most common environment for ID theft
to take place ( as colleagues think nothing of forging signatures on corporate letters and lending credit cards to others for travel expenses.
Peter says people can take simple ( and cheaper ( measures to protect themselves against ID theft
. "It is about prevention and taking it on yourself to ensure you don't become a victim.
What most frustrates law enforcement agencies, as well as systems experts, is how easily ID theft
can be accomplished: "You can walk through a cemetery, see a marker that shows a child was born in 1971 and died in 1972, and just become that person," says Lynette Millett, study director for the computer science and telecommunications board of the National Academies of Science.
can take hundreds of different forms - limited only by the thief's ingenuity.
Federal law Red Flags Rule and state ID Theft
breach notification laws have been enacted to protect consumers from identity theft resulting from business handling practices regarding personal information.
BARBARA DUNNE, Ayresome ward councillor* ID THEFT
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But individuals are not without blame themselves, 64% of adults do not understand how best to reduce the risk of ID theft
, the study found.
a leading global affinity marketer and preeminent provider of identity theft protection services, has launched one of the first data breach security protection and ID theft
services to help financial institutions, retailers and businesses effectively prepare for, manage, and respond to data breaches, one of the biggest threats facing businesses today and a situation that puts customer data and relationships at risk.
Barry Stamp, joint managing director of annualcredit report.co.uk said: "With the fear of ID theft
growing all the time it's important that consumers check their credit report annually as credit reports are one of the best ways of spotting fraudulent account takeover, impersonation fraud and criminal mail redirection."
A new DataPatrol service intended to counter ID theft
has been introduced by Garlik, the company established by the founders of Egg, an Internet bank.
HUDDERSFIELD has the highest rate of ID theft
in Yorkshire, it is claimed.