Protect yourself from identity fraud
*If you are an existing Cifas Protective Registration user who needs to complete payment then please click here*
Any one of these circumstances increases your risk of becoming a victim of identity fraud. For £20 for two years, Cifas Protective Registration reduces that risk.
How does it work?
When you request Protective Registration, we place a warning flag against your name and other personal details in our National Fraud Database.
This tells any organisation that uses Cifas data to pay special attention when your details are used to apply for their products or services. Knowing you're at risk, they'll carry out extra checks to make sure it's really you applying, and not a fraudster using your details.
Cifas Protective Registration does not affect your credit score. It is a fraud prevention measure and not a form of insurance against losses caused by fraud. You can have your Protective Registration removed at any time by writing to the address below.
Cifas Protective Registration will not be for everyone. Cifas Protective Registration is only for people whose identities are at heightened risk. The service works by prompting Cifas members to carry out extra checks to prove your identity to prevent further fraud. This can mean that genuine applications take slightly longer to process while checks are carried out.
How do I apply?
By post: download, print and complete a Protective Registration form (PDF) and post it to:
Cifas Protective Registration,
6th Floor, Lynton House,
7-12 Tavistock Square,
London, WC1H 9LT
I'm a victim of identity fraud
Cifas Protective Registration prevents future identity fraud. If you want to report an incident of identity fraud that's already happened:
- contact whichever organisations are affected - your credit card company if you suspect credit card fraud, for example
- if necessary, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.