With October containing National Identity Fraud Prevention Week, we wanted to support the message being sent out - We all need to act to prevent our identities being stolen for fraudulent purposes.
It is not just the individual at risk, but also companies. By accessing publicly available company records, fraudsters will change names of company principals and registered addresses.
They will then trade off the back of the real company's good name and obtain goods and services on credit from suppliers. This is not the only area of risk. Company bank details may be in the public arena in order to encourage customers to pay for goods directly into the company's bank account.
Fraudsters will obtain signatures from the public records and attempt to attack these company bank accounts by purporting to be the signatory on the account.
National Identity Fraud Prevention Week is about raising awareness on how to protect your identity from fraud. An excellent starting point is making sure that you shred documents containing confidential information - DO NOT PUT CONFIDENTIAL PAPERS IN THE BIN.
The Complete Office have a range of shredders suitable for everyone from the independent home user to the large departmental workers - contact us today to discuss your shredder requirements if you think you might be at risk.
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