Identity fraud is when an unauthorised party uses your ID, passwords, personal identity number or mobile BankID – for example, to order goods or apply for a loan in your name. This form of deception is also known as identity theft, ID-hijacking or spoofing.
Call our tax information service on 0771 567 567 (or +46 8 564 851 60 from outside Sweden) for assistance. You must also report the matter to the police. You can then send us a copy of the police report.
One kind of identity fraud is when an unauthorised party registers a change to your listed address in the Swedish Population Register. There are several ways to prevent this.
If you block unauthorised change of address notifications, you must use the Swedish Tax Agency’s e-services if you need to register a change of address or notify us of a special postal address. The Swedish Tax Agency will therefore carry out verification checks on any notifications we receive on paper.
Use the e-service Spärra obehörig adressändring (in Swedish) to block unauthorised change of address notifications.
Then use the address lock e-service (“Adresslåset”) provided by Svensk Adressändring (the Swedish change of address service) to prevent any unauthorised party from registering a change to your address, or having your post stored or redirected.
If you register a digital mailbox, we will send you a notification if your listed address in the Swedish Population Register is changed.
If you log in to our e-service “Representatives and authorisation” (“Ombud och behörigheter”), you can choose to block registration of representatives via paper form. When you have activated the registration block, no unauthorised party can use a paper form to apply for authorisation as your representative. You will not be able to use paper forms either. If you wish to register a representative, you will need to do this by logging into the e-service “Representatives and authorisation” (“Ombud och behörigheter”) with your Swedish e-identification.
By activating the registration block, you are reducing the risk of identity fraud.
Log in to “My pages” (“Mina sidor”, in Swedish) and click on “Folkbokföring” (“Population registration”) to check the address at which you are registered.