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I opened a new account to check my credit report today and it asked for bank account details to check for identity.  I’m concerned about this and feel I shouldn’t have provided them. Any help gratefully received.
Thank you 

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  • Growingold
    Growingold Posts: 351 Forumite
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    Bella1810 said:
    I opened a new account to check my credit report today and it asked for bank account details to check for identity.  I’m concerned about this and feel I shouldn’t have provided them. Any help gratefully received.
    Thank you 
    Was it the actual bank details ie account no and sort code,  or was it a list of multiple choice answers for you to choose from?  From past experience I've found when opening a credit file account they ask you a series of multiple choice questions from which they can determine that you are the person opening the account.
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    You need to provide them so that they know it's you. 

    They already hold the details, so you're not at risk.
  • Bella1810
    Bella1810 Posts: 7 Forumite
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    Account number and sort code.
    Thank you for the answers.
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