Identity Fraud occurs when personal or corporate information is used by someone else without their knowledge or consent to fraudulently obtain credit, goods and services and/or support other more serious criminal activities.
Finding out you are a victim of Personal Identity Fraud can be quite a shock. And while there’s no doubt that the risks for children and teenagers of cyber-crime are well known around the issue, what seems less of a focus for families is the risk of ID Fraud to the whole family – older generations – such as parents and grandparents and particularly 18-24 year olds. Every family is at risk of Identity Fraud and it’s important to take action to protect your wider family from attack, be it your partner, spouse, children and parents and grandparents too.
Corporate Identity Fraud occurs when a false corporate identity or another company’s identity details are used to support unlawful activity. This can be anything from stealing a corporate logo to setting up a false website. In such cases there can be substantial damage, not just to partners who deal with the company, but to the company’s most valuable asset – its brand.