Five steps to avoiding online ID theft scams

The abuse and theft of personal identity details including dates of birth, postcodes and internet log-ins, is now estimated to account for two out of three frauds.

Nearly one in four UK residents are thought to have been victims of identity fraud – compared to the average of around one in six on the Continent. We offer first-hand advice to Daily Telegraph finance reporter Emma Wall, on emerging online ID fraud scams and safeguarding personal security.

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