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Britons urged to act on identity fraud

Publié par Clifford Armion le 18/10/2010

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"British businesses and consumers are not doing enough to stop identity fraud, it is claimed today.

"Only 7% of people are confident that the companies they deal with treat their data responsibly, a survey marking the start of National Identity Fraud Prevention Week found.

"More than nine out of 10 people in the UK (94%) think they are at risk from identity fraud but only 44% regularly check bills and financial statements against receipts and 55% check before responding to emails and calls.

"Only 56% of British organisations have a comprehensive policy on protecting people's identities. According to CIFAS, the UK's Fraud Prevention Service, in the first three quarters of this year levels of identity fraud were up almost 10% on the same period last year, with 79,871 cases."

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"Britons urged to act on identity fraud", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2010. Consulté le 13/06/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/britons-urged-to-act-on-identity-fraud