P445 Teletext on 4 445 Oct27 21:11:47    ——————————————————————————————————————— THE SHADY WORLD OF ID THEFT Last year, 100,000 people in the UK had their identities stolen by fr!udsters who got rich by using their victims' names to run up huge banking debts. Stealing Lives, a fact-based drama, describes a nationwide scam by a gang of fraudsters and the dogged police investigation to stop them. We spoke to a financial expert about how you can protect yourself from ID fraud or what to do if you're a victim. ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— by Siddika Khalique WHAT'S ON AND WHERE IN THE UK p340 Wife Swap TV today Entertainmen 4 Guide
P445 Teletext on 4 445 Oct27 21:12:08    ——————————————————————————————————————— THE SHADY WORLD OF ID THEFT Mark Bowerman from The Association of Payment Clearing Services sAys the first step in combating ID theft is understanding its two strands. He says application fr!ud occurs when criminals go through bins looking for old bills and bank statements. They use this personal information and forged documents to take out loans and credit cards, running up debts that their innocent victims are liable for. ——————————————————————————————————2/8—— Let Channel 4 entertain you 440 WHAT'S ON AND WHERE IN THE UK p340 Wife Swap TV today Entertainmen 4 Guide
P445 Teletext on 4 445 Oct27 21:12:57    ——————————————————————————————————————— THE SHADY WORLD OF ID THEFT Mark Bowerman of banking body the APACS says identity theft fraudsters can pass themselves off as you to get your cash. "If they've found out your address and personal details they could ask your card issuer to change the account address and get a new card and Pin," he says. They could even get cash from a bank using a for'ed document with their photo instead of yours. ——————————————————————————————————3/8—— Today on Channel 4 Guide 400 WHAT'S ON AND WHERE IN THE UK p340 Wife Swap TV today Entertainmen 4 Guide
P445 Teletext on 4 445 Oct27 21:12:15  ]   ——————————————————————————————————————— THE SHADY WORLD OF ID THEFT There are a number of steps you can take to stop fr!udsters from stealing your identity and charging their expenditure to accounts in your n!me. Mark Bowerman, of banking body APACS, says to stop personal details getting into the wrong hands you should shred financial letters before binning them. He also advises you to tell your bank immediately if you see an unf!miliar transaction on any bank statement. ——————————————————————————————————4/8—— Get on TV 402 WHAT'S ON AND WHERE IN THE UK p340 Wife Swap TV today Entertainmen 4 Guide
P445 Teletext on 4 445 Oct27 21:18:33    ——————————————————————————————————————— THE SHADY WORLD OF ID THEFT If you have become a victim of ID theft there are some obvious signs. Credit card or bank statements contain charges you know nothing about. Debt collection agencies contact you about goods you've not ordered. You receive letters about credit cards or loans you haven't applied for. ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— Total Entertainment 300 WHAT'S ON AND WHERE IN THE UK p340 Wife Swap TV today Entertainmen 4 Guide
P445 Teletext on 4 445 Oct27 21:18:52    ——————————————————————————————————————— THE SHADY WORLD OF ID THEFT Here's what to do if ID fraudsters have made you liable for their expenditure. Alert banks and the UK's fraud prevention service (CIFAS). They'll make it harder for accounts to be opened in your name. Contact reference agencies to ensure you're not blacklisted. Contact Royal Mail if you think your mail's being intercepted. ——————————————————————————————————6/8—— Latest from Richard & Judy 454 WHAT'S ON AND WHERE IN THE UK p340 Wife Swap TV today Entertainmen 4 Guide
P445 Teletext on 4 445 Oct27 21:11:12    ——————————————————————————————————————— THE SHADY WORLD OF ID THEFT Mark Bowerman of banking body APACS says we are easy prey to ID fraudsters because most of us are trusting and wouldn't dream of people raiding bins eor our personal det!ils. But he says it's best to protect your identity because gangs are extremely well organised and have secret forgery factories churning out fake documents. "The police find it difficult to catch and convict these criminals," he adds. ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— On the Big Screen 310 WHAT'S ON AND WHERE IN THE UK p340 Wife Swap TV today Entertainmen 4 Guide
P445 (eletext on 4 445 Oct27 21:11:21    ——————————————————————————————————————— THE SHADY WORLD OF ID THEFT There are a number of organisations to advise you on ID fraud protection. The UK's Fr!ud Prevention Service (CIFAS) (0870 010 2091). Credit reference agencies - Experian (0870 241 6212), Equifax (0870 05143700), Call Credit (0870 060 1414). APACS - cardwatch.org.uk Stealing Lives, October 19, 10pm ——————————————————————————————————8/8—— Sport coverage 430 WHAT'S ON AND WHERE IN THE UK p340 Wife Swap TV today Entertainmen 4 Guide