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Equifax urges consumers to sign up to credit report alerts to tackle ID fraud as soon as it happens

London, 26th March 2012 – New research from CIFAS, the UK's Fraud Prevention Service, has revealed that it is the time taken to sort out the problems caused by fraud that has the greatest impact on victims. In response Equifax, the leading instant online credit information provider, is urging consumers to use the tools available to them to prevent fraud occurring in the first place as well as act on it quickly if they do become victim.

“We are not at all surprised to see that 41.9% of respondents to the CIFAS survey said the time wasted trying to clear up the mess of fraud was the biggest loss”, said Neil Munroe, External Affairs Director, Equifax. Also Chair of the Identity Fraud Communications Awareness Group (IFCAG), Neil...

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