Protect Yourself from Identity Fraud
Any one of these circumstances increases your risk of becoming a victim of identity fraud. For £20 for two years, our Protective Registration service reduces that risk.
How Protective Registration Works
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.
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.
Protective Registration will not be for everyone. It is only for people whose identities are at heightened risk. The service works by prompting Cifas member organisations 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.
Applying for Protective Registration
I'm a Victim of Identity Fraud
Protective Registration prevents potential identity fraud. If you want to report an incident of identity fraud that's already happened:
- Contact the organisations that are affected. For example, your credit card company if you suspect credit card fraud;
- If necessary, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.