Overview

Identity Watch in the media

1 in 4 Australians have been impacted by identity theft*

  • The average cost to an identity crime victim is $4,000*
  • UP 17% - Identity takeovers in the last year*
  • 50% of all fraud happens online, with online fraud UP 33% on last year*

Perhaps you have been the victim of identity theft, know someone who has or just worry about keeping your information safe.

Identity Watch works to stop identity thieves potentially stealing your money and giving you a bad credit rating. Equifax also help you regain control and secure your information again.

*Source: Veda Cybercrime and Fraud Report 2015, Veda, November 2015

Equifax gives you control of your online identity

With online ID theft on the rise we know cybercriminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated. It doesn't take much effort to guess passwords and steal personal information without you even knowing. This information can be sold to criminals who trade the information to the highest bidder.

Identity Watch works by constantly looking for information – such as credit and debit card numbers, phone numbers and email addresses – in places on the internet where this information is known to be illegally traded.

We then alert you if your identity details have been compromised online before your credit cards are used, or your credit reputation is affected.