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Fraudsters try to find your details anywhere online and even in your rubbish.
Learn how to stop them from stealing your identity.
You need to protect your ID. If stolen, fraudsters can use it to:
There are a number of warning signs that can help you to spot if your ID has been stolen.
To discover if your details have been stolen from a website, use a free online service such as Have I Been Pwned.
If fraudsters have your details, change your passwords and security questions for the site and any other sites where you use the same information.
If you enter a fake online quiz or competition, fraudsters can use your answers or personal details to guess your passwords.
Make sure it’s genuine first. Avoid using your main email address and never enter your banking details or other private information.
Be careful if it wants you to sign in to your social media account, as this can give away some of your details.
Never trust anyone who wants you to pay for a prize they say you’ve won.
Fraudsters need your details to understand who you are. It can help them to target and trick you in a scam, for example, to:
Fraudsters look for letters and receipts that have your personal or banking details. Instead of throwing them away, you should store them securely or destroy them.
Get your bank account, credit card and loan statements online. Find out how to go paper-free.