Identity Theft Protection - Articles and News

If you are a business that processes EU residents’ personal data, then GDPR would have been high on your list of priorities this year. With new rules being enforced on how data is stored and managed, a lot of businesses have had to reassess their policies and put additional practices in place to make sure they are GDPR compliant. Whilst a lot of this focus has been on digital data managemen... [Read More]
Consumer identity theft can affect anyone, regardless of age, occupation or social demographic. Unfortunately, most people have (or at least know someone who has) encountered some such fraud or fraud attempt, where their personal details have been used without their knowledge. There have also been a number of high profile celebrities who have fallen victim to the multitude of scams that exist thes... [Read More]
So, you’re in shredding mood right? There’s a stack of papers you’ve set aside to be shredded and today’s the day! Old bank statements, junk mail with personal details on, bills you no longer need, they’re all for the shredder. But maybe there are other documents you should consider shredding too – and maybe there are some things you shouldn’t! To help yo... [Read More]
Leading office accessories business Fellowes recently commissioned independent research into identity fraud and how aware the family unit are when it comes to the risks posed by this particular crime. The conclusion was that we are much more likely to protect ourselves and our partners when it comes to ID fraud than we are to protect our parents, grandparents and children. The research revealed t... [Read More]
This week (17th-23rd October) is National Identity Fraud Prevention Week, an initiative intended to raise awareness of identity fraud which affects both individuals and businesses in the UK. Partners in the initiative (which is now in its seventh year) include the Metropolitan Police, the National Fraud Authority, the Home Office, Royal Mail and shredder manufacturer Fellowes amongst others.... [Read More]
These days it’s not just businesses that use shredders. An increasing number of home users purchase paper shredders to shred their own personal and sensitive documents. These include the following: - Old bank and credit card statements - Receipts that are no longer needed - Expired driving licenses - Old payslips - Anything else that contains a person’s name and address Certai... [Read More]