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Money Box Live: Identity theft and fraud

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BBC Radio 4's Money Box Live
Wednesday, 5 May 2010 at 1502 BST on Radio 4 and Online

Vincent Duggleby put your questions about identity theft and credit reports to a panel of experts.

Online banking losses rose by 14% and totalled £59.7 million in 2009 according to The UK Cards Association.

There were also more than 51,000 'phishing' incidents recorded in 2009, where criminals attempt to steal an individual's identity and/or financial account credentials.

Total fraud losses on UK debit and credit cards fell by 28% between 2008 and 2009 to £440.3 million.

If you want to protect your financial details from scams and fraudsters why not call or e-mail the team.

What steps can you take to protect your personal data?

How can you stay safe when banking online?

If someone has used your personal details fraudulently what can you do?

What should you look for on your credit report?

If there's a mistake on your file how can it be corrected?

Whatever your concern, our panel of experts were here to give you advice.

Vincent Duggleby was joined by:

• Sandra Quinn, director of communications, UK Cards Association

• James Jones, consumer education manager, Experian

• James Daley, editor, Which? Money

Presenter: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Diane Richardson



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