Prevent ID Fraud
Identity fraud is an issue that has become increasingly prevalent in recent years. According to figures from accountacy firm KPMG, instances of this crime more than doubled in 2012, to a value of £26.3m.
What is identity fraud?
Identity fraud is the fraudulent use of confidential or personal information that has been stolen from an individual or business. Fraudsters will use this data for many purposes including setting up credit cards, bank accounts or credit with suppliers using your business' or your clients' details.
How will it affect my business?
If confidential information is stolen from you, not only your business, but the personal details of your customers and suppliers can also be put at risk.
The consequences of identity fraud are potentially huge – financial risk, loss of reputation and loss of customer confidence. In addition, there is the time and inconvenience involved in contacting the authorities and sorting out paperwork once a security breach has occurred.
This webarea is designed to provide advice to businesses on protecting your business from identity fraud. Click on the links on the left for facts and figures, top tips on protecting your business and downloadable documents that will give you further advice.