Protecting your information and financial assets
Your identity and personal information are extremely valuable to you – and to criminals. Fraudsters are constantly looking to exploit individuals who innocently give away too much information or provide them with an opportunity to steal it for their own personal gain.
Criminals can use your personal details to:
- Open a bank account
- Apply for a credit card, loan, passport or driver’s licence
- Purchase goods and services in your name
- Use the information to access or take control of your financial assets such as your bank account
There are some practical common sense rules that can be followed to protect your information in key areas and ultimately help to keep your financial assets safe.
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