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Fraud & identity theft protection

When a criminal assumes your identity to take out credit in your name it can affect your own ability to access borrowing, potentially putting a stop to your important personal plans.

Our credit monitoring service allows you to keep track of changes to your credit report, alerting you whenever your profile is updated.
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What is credit monitoring?

As part of our credit reporting service, we continuously monitor your credit profile, alerting you via email when changes are made to your credit report. This allows you to review those changes promptly, helping you to deal with potential problems as they arise.

Can identity theft affect my credit score?

A guide to common fraud methods

Data theft and ID fraud is booming and as it grows, attacks are becoming more varied and complex than ever. Keeping up with the growing list of threats can be a challenge in itself, so here is our quick guide to the most common scams you should be looking out for.

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How valuable is your data to scammers?

As the world becomes increasingly connected, we are all having to become savvier about the risks of data theft. What we don’t always understand is what exactly happens to that data once it’s been stolen, how valuable it can be and how criminals trade it to push their profits higher and higher.

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The consumer data theft landscape

We are living through an age of big data. It’s everywhere. Almost everything we do, everywhere we go and every conversation generates some form of data. It’s becoming extremely valuable and, in some cases, companies value data almost as much as money.

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How to protect yourself against fraud

Cybercrime is big business and we all may be at risk. In 2017, £130bn was stolen from consumers by a range of attacks including phishing, ransomware and online fraud.

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What to do if you fall victim to fraud

It’s an unfortunate fact of the modern world that we’ve all had to become much better at policing our own data security. Our personal information has become much more valuable and, as we use digital technology in every part of our lives, it is more vulnerable than ever.

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Credit fraud detection

When we spot activity that could be an indicator of potential fraud, we make sure you’re in the know. So for example if there is a large increase on the balance of one of your accounts, we will let you know. You can then check your account and alert your bank if the transaction is not legitimate.

Protect your identity with Credit Angel
Credit Angel gives you access to your credit report and score in an easy to understand format, putting you in control.
It also gives you access to your social score and report which provides a view on how your social media activity is perceived by others, including potential employers.

If you see anything unusual on your credit report our UK contact centre is on hand to help, and can even dispute entries with the credit agency for you.

Credit Angel will alert you if anything changes on your credit report, meaning you can react quickly to any unusual activity.

It can also be accessed via a handy app, putting your financial health at your fingertips.
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