20 Places To Lose Your Identity In The UK

Previously, I wrote about the 10 cities in the United States where you are most likely to have your identity stolen.

One of my readers, Carol, asked if I knew where the id theft hotspots were in the UK.

Finally, I have found a report that gives the information she was asking for.

CIFAS, a fraud fighting industry body, has compiled a list of the 20 worst areas in the UK for identity theft, based upon the postal code for those areas –

1. Greenwich
2. Croydon
3. Barking
4. Maidenhead
5. Lewisham
6. Newham
7. Battersea
8. Walthamstow
9. Southgate
10. Stoke Newington/Harringay
11. Stoke Newington
12. Leyton/Wanstead
13. Cricklewood/Willesden
14. Beckhenham
15. Wealdstone
16. Wandsworth
17. Bethnal Green
18. Willesden/Harlesden
19. Hampstead
20. Wood Green

I recommend reading the report as it goes into much more detail.

The part I found most interesting was the fact that 19 out of the 20 areas above are within the M25, meaning they are close to London.

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