Don't Stay in the Dark With your Data
Identity fraud hit a record high in 2017, with 174,523 incidents in the UK, with the majority happening online*. Access to information and applying for services online is quick and convenient but with that convenience comes the risk of identity thieves who want to steal your valuable personal data, such as name, address, date of birth, social security, bank account information, credit card numbers, and mobile numbers, with the intention of using it to commit identity fraud.
When data stolen includes an email address and password, identity thieves will then try to target and take over other accounts, like an email account. From there they’ll use that to reset passwords elsewhere, like for online banking, enabling them to access and steal money from bank accounts.
The Dark Web is at the bottom of the internet, and is not visible to everyday users on the public web and search engines such as Google. The Dark Web is mostly used for fraudsters illegally buying and selling personal data such as visas, stolen credit cards, weapons, drugs, and child pornography, all with hidden IP addresses.
Experian's proprietary technology detects matches to stolen personally identifiable information (PII) and confidential data online, and provides the only Internet surveillance tool that can match data on an international level – breaking language barriers and detecting identity theft across the world. The technology monitors thousands of websites and millions of data points, alerting Members if a match to their monitored personal information is found.
- Your Personal Email Addresses
- Telephone Numbers
- Medical ID Numbers (inc. NHS Number)
- Bank Account Numbers
- International Bank Account Numbers (IBAN)
- Credit/Debit Card Numbers
- Retail Credit Cards
- National Insurance Number
- Driving Licence Number
- Passport Number