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Identity fraud up; In association with RBS.

THE number of people who are becoming victims of identity fraud soared by two-thirds during the first half of the year.

Credit reference agency Experian said 2,570 people had contacted its free Victims of Fraud service during the first six months of the year, 68% more than during the same period of 2006. It said present address fraud, when someone's mail is intercepted, continued to be the most common identity fraud offence, accounting for 39% of all cases during the first half of the year.
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Title Annotation:Business
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Oct 10, 2007
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