Am I a possible victim of identity theft (United Kingdom)??? I'm PARANOID

It all started when I applied for a tax refund (I did my SA at a LONDON IB firm), but because I live far away in a non-European nation, I had to nominate a friend in UK to be the recipient of the Tax Refund Cheque (as my "Nominee")—however—HMRC had made a mistake on the cheque, because of which my Nominee couldn't cash the cheque. HMRC promised to re-issue a corrected cheque, but that I would WAIT an extra 6–8 WEEKS for it to be sent.

There was this PhD student in Oxford University—a native of my home country—with whom I discussed the situation with on WHATSAPP. She promised to reach out to some lawyer in her university who does pro bono work for ethnic minority immigrants, and who could perhaps get HMRC to re-issue a corrected cheque with a significantly SHORTENED wait period (instead of the extreme 6–8 weeks I had been told), and perhaps even receive extra monetary compensation for the inconveniences through litigation-ish attempts (HMRC had made several multiple errors corrected over multiple calls ever since I applied for the refund in March).

Long story short—I had sent my P85 PDF & the picture of the cheque in which HMRC made an error to this PhD candidate who promised to put me in touch with a lawyer—and I noticed less that 24 hours later that I HAD BEEN BLOCKED on WHATSAPP.

I don't know whether or not to be paranoid about the fact that she (the Oxford PhD student) has my P85 (& picture of the HMRC cheque containing the error) which contain my sensitive personal information like date of birth, National Insurance Number, past & present addresses (especially my former UK addresses), etc.

 

Lmfao she gonna cash out the check you dumbass. Why tf did you trust a rando you met on WhatsApp?

 

Pariatur adipisci quae impedit consequuntur. Laborum quis modi inventore sed. Fuga et eos neque est sit expedita rerum. Praesentium ea consequatur alias qui autem voluptatem.

Career Advancement Opportunities

June 2024 Investment Banking

  • Jefferies & Company 02 99.4%
  • Perella Weinberg Partners New 98.9%
  • Lazard Freres 01 98.3%
  • Harris Williams & Co. 24 97.7%
  • Goldman Sachs 16 97.1%

Overall Employee Satisfaction

June 2024 Investment Banking

  • Harris Williams & Co. 19 99.4%
  • Lazard Freres 06 98.9%
  • JPMorgan Chase 09 98.3%
  • William Blair 03 97.7%
  • Morgan Stanley 04 97.1%

Professional Growth Opportunities

June 2024 Investment Banking

  • Lazard Freres 01 99.4%
  • Jefferies & Company 02 98.9%
  • Perella Weinberg Partners 18 98.3%
  • Goldman Sachs 16 97.7%
  • Moelis & Company 05 97.1%

Total Avg Compensation

June 2024 Investment Banking

  • Director/MD (5) $648
  • Vice President (22) $375
  • Associates (94) $260
  • 3rd+ Year Analyst (14) $181
  • Intern/Summer Associate (33) $170
  • 2nd Year Analyst (69) $168
  • 1st Year Analyst (207) $159
  • Intern/Summer Analyst (151) $101
notes
16 IB Interviews Notes

“... there’s no excuse to not take advantage of the resources out there available to you. Best value for your $ are the...”

Leaderboard

1
redever's picture
redever
99.2
2
Betsy Massar's picture
Betsy Massar
99.0
3
Secyh62's picture
Secyh62
99.0
4
BankonBanking's picture
BankonBanking
99.0
5
GameTheory's picture
GameTheory
98.9
6
dosk17's picture
dosk17
98.9
7
kanon's picture
kanon
98.9
8
CompBanker's picture
CompBanker
98.9
9
Linda Abraham's picture
Linda Abraham
98.8
10
bolo up's picture
bolo up
98.8
success
From 10 rejections to 1 dream investment banking internship

“... I believe it was the single biggest reason why I ended up with an offer...”