How to protect yourself against identity theft and fraud


(Beatrice Borbon) #1

Banks and other companies work hard to protect you against fraud. But there are things you can do to protect yourself too.

Here’s some handy advice about how to stay safe :lock:


(Martin) #2

The strongest passwords are ones made up of four random, common words. This XKCD cartoon sheds some light on why.

This is not very well worded, this may be a good way of choosing a strong password, but how is this stronger than 5 random words, or a fully random password stored in a password fault.


(Kolok) #3

Some crucial information left out i feel is the likes of identity theft protection , maybe they aren’t perfect but worth it if you’ve had your license stolen as that has your address, DOB, full name and it’s even a fully valid proof of i.d. to open bank accounts online for alot of legacy banks.

Also registering for cifas proactive service is a minimum after losing you license

https://www.cifas.org.uk/services/identity-protection/protective-registration


(Gracjan Deresz) #4

Use www.masterpassword.app