The identity thief’s 10 most desirable items


Theft used to be more straightforward: you could identify your valuables, and keep them locked up. And in the worst case scenario, if someone broke in and stole them, you’d know about it instantly. Identify theft is a whole new ball game. We don’t know what’s valuable to a fraudster; we don’t know how to protect them; and often we have no idea when they are taken.
So what are the 10 most valuable items for an identity thief, and how can we protect them?
Ideally, a thief needs a number of things in order to steal your identity – and your money. Your full name, address and date of birth are highly useful. But add in any account numbers, passwords, PINs, or details about your borrowing limits, and they’re in the money.

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