Sunday, November 16, 2008

UK Identities Sold For £80 Online

Dominic Casciani writes for The BBC:

Internet fraudsters sell complete financial identities for just £80, according to an online safety group.

The details packaged and sold online include names, addresses, passport numbers and confidential financial data such as credit card numbers.

With six out of 10 people now managing finances online, experts say the public needs to do more to prevent e-crime.

The figure comes in data released as part of a week highlighting ways to protect identities online.

The Get Safe Online group, which is backed by police, government and banks, says ID theft is a serious problem because of an international trade in stolen identities and data.

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