Answer this simple series of questions to find out how easy a target you are.

1 I would never write my PIN number down and keep it in my wallet with my cashpoint card.

YES NO

2 When I go out I only take my credit cards with me if I plan to use them.

YES NO

3) I use internet banking and I keep my anti-virus and anti-spyware software up to date

YES NO

4) I always check my monthly bank and credit card statements and query anything I don't recognize.

YES NO

5) I always shred documents which contain personal information before putting them in the bin.

YES NO

6) If I receive a letter saying I have been pre approved for a credit card or loan I would shred the letter before throwing it away.

YES NO

7) Can I obtain a copy of my credit rating from the credit reference agencies.

YES NO

8) If I change address I arrange for the post office to forward my post to the new address.

YES NO

9) If I received an email which appeared to be from my bank and asked for my bank account details I would delete it immediately.

YES NO

10) If I noticed anything suspicious which made me think I may be at risk of identity fraud I would contact the relevant agencies immediately, explain the situation and seek advice.

YES NO


Now total up your Yes and No answers


RESULTS

 


MOSTLY YES

have grasped the basics of personal information security.

With a bit of luck you will not become a victim of identity fraud.
Remain vigilant and keep up to date with new trends.

 


MOSTLY NO

You could improve your understanding of personal information security.

You may be making it easier for someone to steal your identity, borrow money in your name.
By taking a few more steps to protect yourself you can reduce your chances of being a victim of identity fraud.