According to recent figures, nearly 1 in 5 people do not consider redirecting their post as a priority when they move home, which means that they are opening themselves up to the possibility of identity fraud.
More than 100,000 people a year now become victims of identity fraud, and identity fraud increased 17 per cent over the first quarter of 2006. For home-movers, redirecting your post should be simple measure that may prevent you becoming another statistic. 50% of the fraud is done using peoples previous addresses.
As a helping hand, The Post Office provides this form for getting your post redirected.