is not a stand-alone coverage; it must be attached to a homeowners' or farmowners' policy.
Mr Davies said the threat of identity fraud
should always be taken seriously.
Since identity thieves acquire valuable personal information in less obvious ways--from sorting through trash for bank statements to stealing pre-approved credit card applications in the mail--only 10 percent of survey respondents could identify whom the perpetrator was who committed identity fraud
He added: "The new website provides essential advice on how to protect your business and its customers from identity fraud
We have a personal responsibility to protect our identities, and I hope the people of Warwickshire will join with us in partnering with National Identity Fraud
Prevention Week to help stamp out identity fraud
Tyron Hill, marketing director of Fellowes and National Identity Fraud
Prevention Week, said, "Despite continued work to raise awareness of identity fraud
, it seems that still not enough is being done.
Experian fraud consultant, Anne Green, says the growth in identity fraud
in seaside towns like Southport can be explained by "cheap accommodation and transitional population".
ranges from application fraud, in which someone uses a stolen identity to apply for financial products in their victim's name, to account take-over, where a fraudster obtains sufficient information on a victim's bank account, such as through bank statements, to convince the bank it is their own account.
This report is supported by the Better Business Bureau, issued as a longitudinal update to the Javelin 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Identity Fraud
reports and the Federal Trade Commission's 2003 report.
Research carried out for the organisers of this week's National Identity Fraud
Week, showed that more people had fallen victim to the crime in the UK than in Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and Belgium combined.
Research carried out for the organisers of National Identity Fraud
Week, which started yesterday, showed that more people had fallen victim to the crime in the UK than in Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and Belgium combined.
Sutton Coldfield is the identity fraud
capital of the West Midlands - that is its citizens are more likely to fall victim to such a fraud than those anywhere else in the region.