AU: One in five fall victim to ID theft

Nick Gardner reports:

The identity crimes report, which was commissioned by credit company Veda Advantage and conducted by Galaxy Research, found more than 1.5 million people’s credit cards had been skimmed and 1.2 million people’s bank accounts were illegally accessed.

Many more people’s mail containing PINs and other information that can be used to create a false identity was stolen.

ID fraud in Australia is up at least 23per cent this year compared with a year ago and experts believe it is because Australia has been slow in deploying anti-fraud technology.

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