Victim Of Impersonation

What is a Victim of Impersonation?

Victim of Impersonation is one of the two Cifas Case Types that you can see on your Credit Report and which are also reported to all members of Cifas.

A Victim of Impersonation warning is registered at Cifas if you have been the victim of identity fraud and if your lender has filed such a warning for your own protection.


Q: How can I tell if I’ve been a Victim of Impersonation?

A: A Cifas marker will be placed on your Credit Report if you’ve been a victim of impersonation in an attempt to protect you against your finances being used for fraud. If you have this marker on your file, you may have trouble applying for credit until it is removed.

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Q: Can I remove it from my credit file?

A: It will be removed automatically from your file 13 months after the date of submission, but unless you can prove that the marker has been placed there in error you may struggle to remove it otherwise.

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