Identity theft is a huge problem in the UK and so you have to be very careful with your personal and financial information. Having your identity stolen is a huge problem and causes a vast amount of damage to your life and so it makes a lot of sense to be very careful with your details and also to enlist the help of some of the services that are designed to help prevent identity theft from happening.
There are insurance services available that can help you when identity theft happens and so these are a great option and you can also just be very careful with your personal details. One of the most important steps here is to destroy any paper work that contains your bank account of other financial information, never throw these out as doing so puts you at great risk of these details ending up in the hands of an identity thief. So sign up to an online identity theft protection service if you would like that piece of mind.
There is then the online world and this is a minefield of potential identity theft problems and so the main thing here is to be secure and careful. So make sure that you use strong passwords for all of your accounts and do not log into them on public computers as you never know who is watching, never choose obvious passwords and so make sure that they are long and very hard to guess. You also then need to be aware of phishing scams, this is where identity thieves pretend to be your bank or other financial company and so contact you asking for your log in details, they make it look very much like it is from that bank BUT IT IS NOT and so always be very careful with such contact, banks and other financial companies will never ask for your pin or password and so never give those over to anyone, no matter how real it looks.