08:50AM, Wednesday 14 August 2013
Photographs of Crimestoppers' 25 'most wanted' attempted identity thieves have been released as part of the charity’s 25th anniversary celebrations.
The wanted fraudsters are trying to steal the identities of British people to get hold of passports and driving licences.
Stolen identities are used to take part in criminal acts, such as money laundering, drug trafficking, fraud and illegal immigration.
The Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) has identified the 25 as having used the names and details of UK citizens with their own picture to apply for documents.
Nigel Kirby, deputy director of SOCA Prevention, said: "Be in no doubt, these fraudulently obtained identity documents are being used by criminals for criminal purposes."
Visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org or contact 0800 555111 with information.
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