Identity theft

Identity theft

Fraudsters are constantly looking to exploit individuals who innocently give away too much information or provide them with an opportunity to steal it for their own personal gain.

Criminals can use your personal details to:

There are some tips that can be followed to protect your information in key areas and ultimately help to keep your financial assets safe.

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Online safety

Unsolicited contact

Social media

Financial information

Document storage and disposal


Out and about

Report your suspicions




If you find out that someone has opened a bank account or obtained credit in your name, contact the company concerned immediately. You should also report the matter to law enforcement. If you have an investment with M&G and are concerned about the security of your account information contact us immediately.