The personal identifiable information (PII) of infants, including Social Security numbers, were recently found advertised for sale on the dark web, providing criminals with a clean credit history.
Uber will now require drivers to take selfies to prevent fraud and protect their accounts from compromise.
With nearly a quarter of ID fraud victims being savvy users of mobile and social media platforms in the UK last year, regular device updates nor computer literacy are stopping users from engaging in harmful online behaviour.
The most prolific users of mobile and social technology, making up 7.7 percent of the UK population, accounted for 23 percent of all ID fraud victims in 2015.
Identity fraud shot up by 57 percent in 2015 and eclipsed all other types, according to new research by anti-fraud company Cifas.
Annual fraud losses in the UK could amount to £193 billion, much higher than the government estimate of £50 billion.
Adults in the UK don't know where to go for advice when it comes to protecting themselves online or where to turn if they become victims of fraud.