Credit Cards: Fraud

Home Office written question – answered on 6 September 2023.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department provides on whether making a credit card application using someone else's details is a criminal offence.

Photo of Thomas Tugendhat Thomas Tugendhat Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)

Existing legislation can already be used to prosecute those committing fraud using a stolen identity.

The Fraud Act 2006 covers the selling and using of stolen personal information to commit fraud. The Computer Misuse Act 1990, the Identity Documents Act 2010 and the Data Protection Act 2018 cover the protection of personal data.

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