Avoid identity fraud
To protect yourself from identity fraud you should not throw away or recycle entire:
- receipts credit or debit card slips
- bank statements
- unwanted post in your name
Destroy unwanted documents, preferably by using a shredder or deleting your name before placing them out for recycling.
If you are disposing of unwanted computing equipment, either at the Household Waste Reuse and Recycling Centre, or via our bulky waste collection service, you should protect yourself by ensuring that all personal information has been thoroughly wiped from any storage devices (eg hard drives) within that equipment.
Read more about identity theft and fraud.
Page last updated: 25 January 2017