It seems a bit strange that you may have to prove your identity after having it stolen doesn’t it?
If you think about it though it’s just common sense – banking and other financial institutions take this crime very seriously and have to cover all their bases, especially where fraud is concerned.
If you need to prove your identity then make sure you have as much documentation to hand as possible – driving licence, passport, bank cards, utility bills, etc.
Of course this assumes that they haven’t been stolen in the first place.
Once you can prove your own identity you can then move on to disproving your involvement in any fraudulent activity that has occured in your name, for example, by showing that a signature on a credit application is not yours.
By proving you have been a victim of identity theft you can then gain access to any financial activity that has been going on in your name.
Such evidence could prove invaluable to any police investigations.