Major rise in ID theft
At least 9,933 people reported being targeted by identity theft last year, up by almost half from the year before.
UC credit check company says to news agency TT they have been contacted by people who want their money protected after they've suffered identity theft.
The biggest number of such crimes are reported in Stockholm, but the biggest increases are reported in rural areas. Stockholm saw a rise of 35 percent, up to 3,480, while Norrbotten saw its reported identity theft almost triple, up to 137.
The company says people should be more careful about sharing their bank and ID numbers on the web, and should lock up outside post boxes while they're on holiday.
UC is owned by Sweden’s biggest banks, Nordea, SEB, Handelsbanken and Swedbank.