The organisation was urging a review of the sentencing guidelines for fraud which would discourage low-level frauds such as those against insurance firms.
According to Experian's Uk director of identity theft and fraud, Nick Mothershaw, identity theft now made up 52 percent of all fraud cases it detected.
"The main driver of identity theft over the past year has been current account fraud. Identity fraud now accounts for 47 per cent of all detected current-account fraud," he said.
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