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Friday, 6 June 2014

Protect your identity online

In this modern wold of technology that we live in, where we often share our personal details online, it's not difficult to see why over 4 million people in the UK have been a victim of identity theft. We may not be as careful with our data as we could be as we always think that it won't happen to us, and thankfully it hasn't happened to me *touches wood*, as far as I know.

I'm sure many of us are guilty of using the same few passwords for all of our online accounts, or storing credit card details to save us time when we shop online from our favourite websites. What happens if those websites are hacked and access to your personal details is put at risk? Your details may then be sold on to criminals who then use it to defraud you out of 1000's of pounds. You may get that money back but it is likely to take time, and it's not only inconvenient, but it can also be very stressful.

The guys at the People's ID Bot Project are gathering and sharing stories from people that have been a victim of identity fraud in a bid to defeat it over the next few years. Working together with Experian, they are putting together a complete A-Z of identity fraud, to enable everyone to read about how it has affected others, and avoid it themselves.  This video is a stark reminder of how easy it is to get information about someone online...

Did that freak you out too? The next step is to sign up to the Experian Identity Protect, a clever little bot that scans the Internet 24/7 for your details, and alerts you instantly if your personal information is at risk of being shared, stolen or sold online.

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If you want to have a free one year trial of the ID Bot, just leave a comment on my Facebook page and I will send you a code (limited number of codes available).


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