Identity crime - protecting your personal information

Identity crime happens when someone uses a stolen, manipulated, or assumed identity to commit fraud or other crimes. It can involve creating a new identity, false identity, or using stolen information to impersonate someone else.

Identity crime and you

Criminals can start using your identity with some basic details, such as your name, date of birth, address, myGov details and tax file number (TFN). If your identity is stolen, it can take a long time to fix and you could face financial problems. You may also have problems getting a job or a loan, renting a house or applying for government services or benefits.

Identity crime affects individuals and businesses.

You can now enrol and use your voiceprint to verify your identity the next time you use ATO app to access online services or when you phone them. This extra layer of security will help us protect your tax account and reduce the chances of scammers accessing your account and information.

Cristy Houghton

Embarketing, 48 Johnston Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650

Cristy's unique career has taken her from country NSW to the city lights of Clarendon Street South Melbourne and back again. With an early career in radio as a copywriter and creative strategist, she is now a Jill of all trades as a graphic designer, website builder, blog writer, video editor, social media manager, marketing strategist and more. 

In fact, give her any task and this chick will figure out how to do it! Go on, we dare you!

No, really, we DARE you!!

Cristy has won two Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) for Best Ad and Best Sales Promotion, and even has an 'Employee of the Year' certificate with her name on it.

Cristy and her husband James have traveled extensively through Russia, China and South East Asia, and have two fur-babies, Sooty (cat) and Panda (puppy). Cristy loves drinking coffee, meeting people to drink coffee, coffee tasting and coffee flavoured cocktails. She also enjoys road trips, TED Talks and watching cat videos on youtube.