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    • suebfg
    • By suebfg 14th Mar 18, 5:02 PM
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    Risk of ID fraud
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    • 14th Mar 18, 5:02 PM
    Risk of ID fraud 14th Mar 18 at 5:02 PM
    Hi,

    I recently sent some information overseas in connection with a holiday that I paid a deposit for and subsequently cancelled. The information sent could be used to apply for credit in my name etc (bank account, date of birth, passport, address etc). No bank account usernames/passwords were provided.

    There has been no indication so far of any fraudulent activity but I am now concerned about potential ID fraud.

    Are there any proactive steps I can take? Apart from being more careful in future.
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    • boo_star
    • By boo_star 14th Mar 18, 5:06 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 5:06 PM
    You could apply for CIFAS Protective Registration at https://www.cifas.org.uk/services/identity-protection/protective-registration

    Although it's worth bearing in mind that although it will make it more difficult for fraudsters to apply for financial accounts in your name, it will also make it more difficult for you to do so as well.
    • suebfg
    • By suebfg 14th Mar 18, 5:55 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 5:55 PM
    Hi, could this CIFAS Protective Registration affect my job prospects as I may be applying for jobs in the Financial Industry soon and I know they carry out Pre Employment screening?
    • boo_star
    • By boo_star 14th Mar 18, 6:06 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 6:06 PM
    Hi, could this CIFAS Protective Registration affect my job prospects as I may be applying for jobs in the Financial Industry soon and I know they carry out Pre Employment screening?
    Originally posted by suebfg
    No.

    They won't care about the protective registration.
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