Consumers

Online data protection

Online data is precious, especially for those who want to use these data to commit fraud. There are many ways to exploit the data found on the Internet for illicit purposes. For example:

  • A fraudster, using various pieces of web-based information (such as first name, last name, e-mail, address, tax code, and IBAN), can open an account in your name to commit illegal actions (e.g. money laundering).
  • A hacker can find the password to your e-mail account and send e-mails to your contacts asking them for money.
  • A criminal, after obtaining your credit card details, can use them to make purchases and charge them to you.

To avoid such situations, it is essential to use the Internet carefully and with awareness.

Effectively managing your digital identity isn’t enough. CRIF helps consumers to take full advantage of the potential of the Internet, through services that make them aware of what data are available about them online.


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