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Boxer Carl Froch is preparing for the fight of his life on Saturday – secure in the knowledge that he has already dealt a knock out blow to identity thieves.

Froch, whose identity was stolen two years ago, has signed up to FraudLock Identity Theft Protection, a brand new service dedicated to fighting identity theft.

News of Froch’s decision to trust FraudLock with the protection of his identity comes during National Identity Fraud Week highlighting the growing danger of ID theft.

Identity theft has increased by 32% in 2009 making it the fastest growing white collar crime in Britain with a fraudulent transaction taking place every eight seconds. This year alone there have been more than 59,000 victims in Britain. It currently costs the UK economy £1.3b per year.

In 2007 criminals...

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