Who are the victims of identity fraud? | LexisNexis Risk Solutions UK

Who are the victims of identity fraud?

Assessing the characteristics of impersonation to identify those most at risk

Identity fraud is rarely opportunistic but highly organised. Fraudsters require planning, acquisition of personal data and associated research to ensure that multiple fraudulent applications are successful. Knowing what types of identities they typically use can be incredibly useful for fraud prevention efficiencies and strategies.

This collaborative research report from Cifas and LexisNexis® Risk Solutions brings together impersonation data from the National Fraud Database with supplementary identity data to evaluate identity fraud characteristics. Topics covered include:

  • What type of person is most typically targeted
  • Typical accounts that fraudsters open with the victim’s identity
  • How to look out for warning signs and protect those who are most at risk

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