Here is a step-by-step guide which can really help you. Written by one of the UK's leading experts in identity fraud, read real-life examples of how identity fraud can affect you, what you can do to reduce the chances of falling victim to the crime, and how to restore your identity if you have already done so.
Learn how to spot the warning signs that your identity has been compromised, and learn how to make simple and cost-free changes to your lifestyle that will significantly help in the prevention of this crime.
A 20-point victim assistance guide is also included, listing emergency contact numbers and addresses of all major credit cards, together with the procedures for obtaining a copy of a stolen passport, even when abroad, and also showing how to obtain a replacement driving licence.
The various credit report monitoring services available in the UK are compared, both in terms of cost and features. A brief guide to reading your credit report and understanding the content – and recognising when important elements are missing – is also provided.
Tips are given on how to improve your privacy and how to tighten up your internet security using free resources.
A review by the Institute of Credit Management said that the book is ‘valuable to anyone who wishes to protect his or her identity, and leaves no stone unturned’.
First published in 2004, this fourh edition is the very latest to be published and has been fully updated in March 2011.