Number of identity-fraud victims in Ireland hits 90,000

John Kennedy reports:

More than 3,000 new cases of identity fraud have been identified since this time last year, bringing the total number of victims in Ireland to 90,000.

New research brought out in conjunction with National Fraud Week, 12-18 October, reveals 51pc of Irish people are still not sure how fraudsters get access to personal information as the number of victims increase.

The research, commissioned by Fellowes in Ireland, points out that while awareness is at an all-time high, the Irish public is continuing to put itself at risk.

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