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A research by MORI Social Research Institute* released today reveals that more than half the population is concerned about identity fraud and bin raiding, yet still only one in ten people are shredding their personal letters, bank and credit card statements before disposing of them.

Growing concern about fraud

Commissioned by Fellowes, leading manufacturer of personal and office paper shredders, the research shows that concern about fraud is extremely high. *72% of people are concerned about credit card fraud, *71% are concerned about bank card fraud, *64% are concerned about identity fraud and *55% of the nation is concerned about bin raiding – the process of searching through bins to obtain personal financial information to commit fraud.

Households who discard paperwork containing information such as full credit card numbers, expiry dates and signatures are putting their identity at risk by disposing of their personal data with...

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