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Advice for victims


Act fast if you think you have been a victim of ID crime​

  • If you receive any mail that seems suspicious or implies you have an account with the sender when you don’t, do not ignore it. It only takes 5 minutes to contact a credit reference agency over the phone to report your concerns.
  • Get a copy of your credit report as it is one of the first places you can spot if someone is misusing your personal information – before you suffer financial loss. Review every entry on your credit report and if you see an account or even a credit search from a company that you do not recognise, notify the credit reference agency.
  • Individuals or businesses who have fallen victim to a fraud facilitated by ID crime should report to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or online at
  • If you have been a victim of ID crime you may also wish to take out Protective Registration with Cifas as an additional way to try to prevent fraud taking place in your name. Visit for more details.
  • If you have information about those committing identity crime please tell independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at