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Scammers build profiles of their targets by scraping information from stolen records and other sources, including data bought on the dark web. Once they have a profile on you, you’re more likely to be the target of a scam. Worse still, they can use your personal data against you and carry out complete identity theft, creating havoc and leaving you with debtors coming after you for loans and debts that you had nothing to do with.
How do I spot if someone has stolen my online identity?
- You've recently misplaced or had important documents stolen, like your driving licence or passport
- Your bank statements or utility bills don't arrive in the post
- There are transactions that you don't remember carrying out on your bank statement
- You're refused a loan, credit cards or financial services despite having a good credit rating
- You receive letters in the post in your name from lawyers or debt collectors, for debts that aren't yours.
What can I do if I'm a victim of identity theft?
- Contact your bank or building society right away
- Issue a notice of correction with credit reference agencies, including TransUnion, Equifax and Experian
- Report the incident to Action Fraud.
You can minimise your chances of having your identity stolen by deleting your data with as many companies as possible. Doing this cleanses the amount of information about you online and makes it much harder for companies and scammers to know how to contact you.
Remember, it's your legal right to decide how your information is being used and what for.
The easiest way to reduce the amount of scams you receive, from email phishing to phone scams, is by minimising your personal data online. You can do this with Rightly Protect, quickly and for free.
If you have personal data in a company’s database it’s at risk of being lost or stolen in a data breach. If that happens, it can make you more vulnerable by it being used against you in a scam.
If you don’t want a company to have your data any more, or they simply no longer need it, then use Rightly Protect to get it deleted. If a company doesn’t have your data, they can’t lose it or have it stolen. With Rightly Protect you can delete your data from any company’s site, in one go and for free.
Unsubscribing doesn’t delete your data.
Even if you’ve hit ‘unsubscribe’ in an email, your personal info can still be exposed in a data theft and could fall into the hands of criminals, because unsubscribing from emails doesn’t delete your data.
Rightly Protect is quick and easy
find 100s of companies that hold your data in a minute
send a deletion request with a click of a button
delete your account with us anytime
We help you find companies that shouldn't have your data
Easily choose which companies should delete your data
We make it easy to tell them to delete it using your GDPR rights
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You can delete your Rightly account at any time.
We know there’s an irony to creating an account with Rightly, just at the moment we’re helping you delete your data from lots of companies. But as Champions of Data, we make it easy for you to delete your Rightly account too.
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Sometimes, it’s helpful to have your data shared. But not without your consent. What happens to your data and who it's shared with often isn't made clear, and in particular, that it gets sold on and used to better target you with advertising.
Understandably, many people find this extremely invasive.
Why should I delete the data held by companies?
The data that apps and websites store is private.
In a data breach, or if a company sells your data, it can fall into the wrong hands and be used in a scam against you.
What happens to your data should be up to you.
Collecting all this personal data might help the app or website present offers or deals that interest you. But when you’re done with the app or website, the data you leave behind puts you at risk.
Many apps and websites sell personal data to third parties, and many have a long history of data breaches. Don't get stung by a data theft.
The easiest way to stop apps and sites using your personal data is to use Rightly Protect to send a deletion request. We'll connect you to as many companies as you need and request erasure of your personal data, in one go. And for free.