Don`t fall victim to Identity Theft
Identity theft and fraud are the fastest growing crimes globally. Together they cost Australians personally and business $2.5 billion and $5 billion dollars respectively each year and this is tipped to rise.
Identity theft happens in a multitude of ways.
Personal information is shared almost everyday as you pay bills, log on to a computer, or engage with any number of transactions with other people and organisations. Identity Theft can range from somebody using your credit card details illegally to make purchases over the internet or telephone, through to having your entire identity assumed by another person to open and operate fictitious bank accounts , take out loans, and conduct other business illegally in your name. The sort of documents offenders steal are credit cards, driver’s licenses, utility bills, bank and credit card statements, and any other documents containing personal information.
For individual victims of identity crime, the impact can be devastating both emotionally and financially, as it can take years and cost thousands of dollars to restore their good names.
Identity theft and fraud affects millions of Australians each year. To combat this type of crime, Pre-Paid Legal has partnered with Secure Sentinal, to provide a suite of services designed specifically for your protection and peace of mind. Helping to reduce the risk of you becoming a victim to identity theft and fraud. To find out how you can protect your possessions and identity, click here.