Prevention is better than cure!
CIFAS Protective Registration is a service that enables you to protect yourself against the risk of identity fraud when there is good reason to believe that your details are at risk (e.g. theft or loss of personal documents, recommendations from police or loss of sensitive data).
Protective Registration is a no hassle service that will help to stop identity fraud before it happens.
Recognised by nearly 300 household names, Protective Registration places a warning 'flag' against your name and personal details - warning all organisations that use CIFAS data that you are at an increased risk of fraud. This notifies Members that they must undertake additional checks to ensure that the application they have is really from you and not from a fraudster using your name.
For an annual fee, this service will help to prevent impersonation attempts across all organisations that participate in data sharing through CIFAS.
What types of Protective Registration are available?
There are two types of Protective Registration:
for individuals who have been the victims of fraud or crime and
for organisations who wish to protect their customers or staff from the repercussions of a data loss.
How can I find out more?
Further information about the Protective Registration service can be found our Frequently Asked Questions page.
For all other CIFAS queries, please click here.