ID theft continues to soar nationwide
Incidents of ID crime are soaring across the country, with Wigan witnessing a 50% increase in the crime and Huddersfield a 38% growth in victims in the last six months.
This was revealed in recent research from MyCallcredit, the credit monitoring service, which found that while London was still the hotspot for the crime, cases of ID theft were increasing nationwide.
Overall, the number of recorded incidences of ID theft has risen by 10 per cent since August last year, which means one in every thousand people in the UK has now fallen victim to ID thieves.
MyCallcredit director, Alison Nicholson, said: “ID theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the UK and our research shows what a difference six months can make. Only 23 post towns in the UK have seen a fall in the number of victims of ID theft and its incidence in the population has grown significantly.”