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    Protect Yourself Against Identity Fraud

    posted: 30th August 2013, 2:00pm
    tags: HUU, Welfare, Community, Housing, Safety & Security

    Having recently received information from a University of Hull student about spotting local bins being 'raided', we thought it best to remind you to keep safe! Such occurances are both a nuisance to the cleanliness of your area and a risk to your personal property.

    Humberside Police have given us this list of top tips to help you prevent your important details being taken.

    • Don’t throw out anything with your name, address or financial details without shredding it first.
    • If you receive an unsolicited email or phone call from what appears to be your bank or building society asking for your security details, never reveal your full password, login details or account numbers. Be aware that a bank will never ask for your PIN or for a whole security number or password.
    • If you are concerned about the source of a call, ask the caller to give you a main switchboard number for you to call them back on. Alternatively, hang up and call your bank back on the legitimate phone number printed on your bank statements.
    • Check your statements carefully and report anything suspicious to the bank or financial service provider concerned.
    • Don’t leave things like bills lying around for others to look at.
    • If you’re expecting a bank or credit card statement and it doesn’t arrive, tell your bank or credit card company.
    • If you move house, ask Royal Mail to redirect your post for at least a year.
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