id theft

Small Business Bosses Most at Risk of ID Theft

Business owners are being urged to take care with their details as credit agency Experian publishes data pointing to a surge in ID Theft. In 2006 Experian’s victims of fraud team received 3,500 requests for help whereas last year saw the figure increase to 6,000. That’s a 66% increase in incidences reported and a worrying figure. Using detailed data from over 10,000 ID theft cases Experian profiled the victims in its fraud propensity model. This produced an accurate picture of the likely victims of ID fraud. Their classification identified that the typical ID fraud victim is aged between 26 and 45, earning more than £50,000 and are either at director level or running their own business. This group is three times more likely than the UK average to fall victim to ID fraudst... »