Identity theft is one of the most common crimes of the 21st century. The advent of the internet has seen a massive rise in identity theft where hackers are finding it increasingly easy to get passwords, obtain personal information and then impersonate their victims. Applying for credit cards and then running up huge debts is a typical scenario and they are fairly indiscriminate about who they target.
Fraudsters used to focus on wealthy targets but they have now extended their reach to a much wider audience, particularly hitting young professionals and also people who are less well-off and who have lifestyles that make their personal information more vulnerable.
Young professionals who live in big cities often live in rented accommodation that has shared hallways and fraudsters are now targeting these locations because it is much easier to intercept mail and obtain addresses and personal details.
Not surprisingly, London is regarded as the identity theft capital in the UK. According to Experian, you are 4 times more likely to have your identity stolen if you live in London. Other major cities that are high on the list include Birmingham, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
The fact is, we are all potentially vulnerable to identity theft. We all use computers, tablets and mobiles for shopping and probably sharing more information than we should on social media. On top of this, many of us still receive our bank statements and credit card bills in the post and if these get intercepted, it gives fraudsters easy access to our personal details.
If you believe you have been a victim of identity theft and need to compile evidence to support your case then please get in touch. We will carry out a thorough Investigation on your behalf and make every effort to uncover who has stolen your ID, and present the evidence to you in a comprehensive report that will be admissible in court. Contact us now to discuss your case.