Data Protection Commissioner

1.12    I have supplied my CV and other personal information in response to a job advertisement which I now suspect was a bogus advertisement, is there anything I can do to minimise the risk of fraudulent activity?

If you have provided details of your bank account in your reply to the advertisement, you should  contact your bank  to tell them what has happened.   This will allow your bank to apply special checks to your account in case the people behind the bogus ad tried to get access to it.

You should also consider applying to the Irish Credit Bureau to have a protective registration recorded on your ICB Credit Report. This will alert banks and financial institutions if an attempt is made to open a bank or credit card account in your name.  You should write to the Irish Credit Bureau, ICB House, Clonskeagh road, Dublin 14 requesting that a protective registration be appended to your credit report.  You should include your full name, address, date of birth, telephone number and a copy of a utility bill (to help verify your identity).  This protective registration will be held on record for a period of 12 months, after which it will automatically be purged.


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