Information Security - Protect yourself against - Identity fraud
You're a victim of identity fraud when someone misuses your identity. Think about getting a telephone subscription or loan in your name. You can limit the risk of identity fraud.
How do I prevent this?
Don't just make a copy of your passport
With a copy of your passport (or ID-certificate) someone can pretend to be you. Think of buying stuff (without paying), or taking out a subscription under your name. Almost a third of identity fraud started with having a copy made of the passport. Online you may also be asked to send a copy of your passport (e.g. when booking, registering or signing a rental contract). Never do this just like that!
Still need a copy? Use the special app of the national government to make a copy (Dutch).
Do not share your username and password
Whether it's from your email, Solis-id, or bank: never share your password with anyone. Store them securely and use two-factor authentication (2FA) where possible.
Check if a website is safe and genuine
Sometimes you have to log in to a site or enter your personal details. Think of internet banking, online shopping, etc. Always check if: