Call 800. TEL. NICB to report insurance fraud or submit an anonymous tip online.
What should I do if my national insurance number is stolen?
If you’ve lost or forgotten your National Insurance number, or need a letter confirming it, you can:
- register for or log in to your personal tax account to view or download, print, save or share a letter with it on.
- fill in the online form and post it to us, if you’re unable to register for a personal tax account.
How do I report my national insurance card lost?
Find a lost National Insurance number
- fill in and return form CA5403 to HMRC together with 2 identification documents.
- phone the National Insurance numbers helpline on 0300 200 3500.
Can someone steal your national insurance number?
The more details they have, the more damage they can do. If they access your national insurance number, bank account details or passwords, they can steal your entire identity, take loans out in your name and turn your life upside down.
What can a scammer do with your national insurance number?
It could be used to steal your identity, illegally claim Government benefits in your name, or take out financial products such as loans, which could have an impact on your finances and credit file.
Has my NI number been compromised?
Scammers will call out of the blue to say your National Insurance number has been “compromised” or used in illegal activity and that you’ll need a new number. They may ask you to “press one on your handset to be connected to the caller”- but be aware the “caller” is actually a scammer.
What can someone do with my drivers license information UK?
Together with other stolen or forged documents, a lost or stolen driving licence can be used to open bank accounts, obtain credit cards, take out mobile phone contracts or even buy a car on finance. You can find out more about identity theft on the Action Fraud website.
Who do I contact about my NI number?
Failing the above you can call the National Insurance numbers helpline on 0300 200 3500 and they will post your number out to you within 10 working days.
Can you get another National Insurance card?
If you have lost your National Insurance number card you may be able to find the number either on your payslip, P60 or on a tax return. If you still can’t find the lost National Insurance number card you can receive a replacement. However, this will be sent to you in the post and will not be given over the telephone.
WHO issues your National Insurance number?
Where do I get a National Insurance number from? You usually get sent a National Insurance number (NINO) just before your 16th birthday. In England, Scotland and Wales the DWP issues NINOs. For individuals who live in Northern Ireland, the Department for Social Development (DSD) issues them.
Should I share my NI number?
To prevent identity fraud, keep your National Insurance number safe. Do not share it with anyone who does not need it.
Why would someone want your National Insurance number?
Your National Insurance Number (NINO) is used as your unique reference number for the UK social security system throughout your life. It helps HMRC make sure your tax and National Insurance (NI) contributions are recorded against your name.
What can someone do with your name and address and phone number UK?
If someone does manage to steal your identity they could open bank accounts, obtain credit cards or loans, take out mobile phone contracts or buy things in your name. They could even apply for passports or driving licences, potentially doing even more damage to your finances and your credit rating.
What can fraudsters do with personal details?
If your identity is stolen, you can lose money and may find it difficult to get loans, credit cards or a mortgage. … An identity thief can use a number of methods to find out your personal information and will then use it to open bank accounts, take out credit cards and apply for state benefits in your name.
Can someone steal your identity with your name address and date of birth?
But even simple details such as your full name, date of birth and address can be used to commit identity fraud. … If they get their hands on those documents or pretend to be you online or on the phone, they might then make financial applications and transactions in your name.
What if a scammer has my personal information?
If the scammer was able to obtain your personal identifying information (social security number, date of birth, etc.), then you need to contact all three credit bureaus (Experian, TransUnion and Equifax) and place a free 90-day fraud alert on your credit reports.