Identity theft is when a fraudster steals your personal information – usually so they can use it to impersonate you. Some of these details are obviously more sensitive, like the password to Online Banking, however there are other details that fraudsters might want to find out too.
Simple details like these can help a fraudster steal your identity:
- Date of birth
- Full name
Your personal details need to be kept private. This is why you should always be cautious of what you publish on social media - and check your privacy settings to ensure only people you trust are able to see what you share.