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Bank transfer fraud: why scammers want to steal your identity

Fraudsters using stolen details to open impostor bank accounts is an increasingly prevalent form of crime. In September, we reported on the tactics criminals are using to commit identity fraud...

ID theft: How bank account fraudsters may steal your identity

It could be easier than you think for fraudsters to open an ‘impostor’ bank account in your name, a Which? Money investigation has found. We ‘data swept’ volunteers and found...

New laws to strengthen your ‘right to be forgotten’

A ‘robust’ and ‘dynamic’ new data protection law will expand your ‘right to be forgotten’ online and have your details erased by companies, the Government has announced. Digital Minister Matt...

Under-25s’ risky online habits ‘leave them open to fraudsters’

Millennials’ ‘complacent’ attitudes to online security could be leaving them open to scams and identity theft, researchers have found. In a survey examining 18-24-year-olds’ online behaviour, 29% said they would share...

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