Is your ID Safe?

Once your identity (ID) has been stolen it can be almost impossible to recover.

But don’t Panic!! Help is a click away

Some of the things that criminals may be able to do with your identity include:

  • tricking your bank or financial institution into giving them access to your money and other accounts
  • opening new accounts and accumulating large debts in your name which will ruin your credit rating and good name
  • taking control of your accounts including by changing the address on your credit card or other accounts so you don’t receive statements and don’t realise there is a problem
  • opening a phone, internet or other service account in your name
  • claiming government benefits in your name
  • lodging fraudulent claims for tax refunds in your name and preventing you from being able to lodge your legitimate return

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Protecting Your Identity Advice

If your identity is stolen:

Support and Counselling Services

IDCARE is Australia and New Zealand’s national identity and cyber support service. They are a not-for-profit Australian charity that was formed to address a critical support gap for individuals confronting identity and cyber security concerns.

IDCARE provides specialist Identity & Cyber Security Counsellors and Analysts that apply a human-centred approach to identity and cyber security.

If you believe your are a victim of Identity theft, Click here to contact – ID Care