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Million pound identity fraud trio jailed – BBC News

“Three people who made more than £1m by fraudulently obtaining benefits, credit and store cards in a long-running identity scam have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 15th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Boston Town footballer jailed for identity fraud – UK Border Agency

“A Boston Town footballer was today imprisoned for 11 months after admitting using a false identity.”

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UK Border Agency, 14th September 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Passport fraudster jailed – UK Border Agency

“A fraudster who used a fake passport to get a job has been jailed, following an investigation by our officers.”

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UK Border Agency, 28th July 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Illegal immigrant convicted of identity fraud – UK Border Agency

“A failed asylum seeker from Leicester has been convicted of using fake identity documents to gain employment.”

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UK Border Agency, 8th July 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Fraudster jailed after stealing crash victim’s identity – UK Border Agency

“An American fraudster has been jailed for 16 months after living illegally in the UK using the identity of a teenager who had died in a car accident.”

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UK  Border Agency, 17th June 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Woman who ran ‘lucrative’ brothel jailed – The Independent

“A 48-year-old mother who ran a ‘busy and successful’ brothel was jailed for three years today.”

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The Independent, 16th April 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Fraud gang who stole identity of dead child jailed – BBC News

“Two men and a woman who stole the identity of a dead child as part of a multiple fraud have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 5th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man jailed for stealing identity – UK Border Agency

“An illegal immigrant has been jailed for two-and-a-half years for stealing another man’s identity and pretending to be him for 12 years.”

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UK Border Agency, 18th June 2009

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Couple jailed for fake ID factory – BBC News

“A couple who set up and ran an international fake ID factory from their Cheshire home have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 20th April 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

MI6 informant Wang Yam found guilty of killing millionaire author to steal his identity – The Times

“A leading Chinese dissident who worked as an MI6 informant was convicted yesterday of murdering a millionaire author to steal his identity.”

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The Times, 17th January 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Lawyer ‘aided illegal passports’ – BBC News

“A lawyer tried to help criminals get passports by using the identities of dead children, a court has heard.”

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BBC News, 13th January 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK identities sold for £80 online – BBC News

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

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BBC News, 17th November 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

James Bond fantasist jailed – The Guardian

“A fantasist was beginning a two-year stint behind bars today for conning police into thinking he was a James Bond-style secret agent.”

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The Guardian, 31st October 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Identity fraud booming during crisis, warn MPs – The Independent

“Bank account holders are more at risk of identity fraud because of the credit crunch, a report warns today.”

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The Independent, 8th October 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Registrars’ death lists ‘will fight ID fraud’ and identity theft – Daily Telegraph

“Records of deaths are to be released for the first time in a bid to stop fraudsters stealing the identity of the deceased.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th October 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Identity fraud cases up by two thirds – Daily Telegraph

“Cases of identity fraud increased by two thirds last year with people in affluent areas most at risk, credit data figures show.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th May 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Facebook loophole ‘open to identity thieves’ – Daily Telegraph

“A loophole on social networking site Facebook could allow identity thieves to access the personal data of users, according to an investigation.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st May 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Author was ‘murdered for wealth’ – BBC News

“A reclusive millionaire author was murdered by a man who stole his identity in order to plunder his wealth, the Old Bailey has heard.”

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BBC News, 1st February 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK vote system ‘open to fraud’ – BBC News

“It is ‘childishly simple’ to register bogus voters in UK elections, a human rights body’s investigation suggests.”

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BBC News, 22nd January 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Barclays chairman loses £10,000 in identity scam – The Times

“The high-profile chairman of Barclays Bank has become the latest victim of identity fraud after a conman stole £10,000 from his personal account in a credit card scam.”

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The Times, 10th January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Information Commissioner’s data for 35p – Daily Telegraph

“Criminals are able to access enough free personal information from the internet to steal the identity of the man who is in charge of Britain’s data security, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Get out of my Facebook – The Indpendent

“Millions of young people have made themselves vulnerable to identity theft as well as putting their future academic and professional prospects at risk by recklessly posting personal information on the internet, Britain’s privacy watchdog warns in a report published today.”

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The Independent, 23rd November 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Crime risk warning to users of social networking sites – The Independent

“One in four users of social networking sites unwittingly leave themselves open to crime by revealing personal details, it was claimed today.”

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The Independent, 12th November 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

MPs call for identity fraud tsar – BBC News

“An ‘identity fraud tsar’ should be appointed to oversee attempts to tackle crime, a group of MPs has said.”

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BBC News, 6th October 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Tutor sent to jail over ID fraud – BBC News

“A university tutor who taught students about computer security and identity theft has been jailed for two years for identity fraud offences.”

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BBC News, 26th July 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Criminals trawl Facebook and MySpace – Daily Telegraph

“Criminals looking to steal identities are trawling social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace, experts warn.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd july 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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