National Identity Fraud Prevention Week is a nationwide awareness campaign designed to help you protect yourself and your business from identity fraud, one of Irelands fastest growing crimes.
How can your identity be stolen? How can you help to keep your identity safe and what should you do if you become a victim? Now in its second year, the campaign aims to guide you step by step through all these questions and more, to help keep you and your company safe from fraudsters.
This site has been created to help you and your business understand how identity fraud occurs and how you can take steps to protect yourself. You can download your free guide to Protecting Your Identity or you can take our online Identity Fraud - Are You At Risk? test to assess how safe your identity really is.
Identity fraud occurs when a person's personal information is used by someone else without their knowledge to obtain credit, goods or other services fraudulently. It can even extend to securing a passport in their name.
Criminals use a mixture of tactics to acquire the information needed to steal another’s identity. These range from the very crude such as taking personal information from a stolen purse or wallet, going through rubbish, phishing or stealing somebody’s identity online.
The important thing to remember about identity fraud is that you and your business can take some very simple steps to help keep your identity safe. National Identity Fraud Prevention Week aims to help you keep your identity safe and beat the fraudsters.