I have been asked for a work reference for a new house rental contract with a private landlord. This is just a reference to prove that I am in full time employment.
The Human Resources team have kindly provided this, but I have noticed that they have included my National Insurance number on the reference. Is this right?
The letter has both my name and National Insurance number. I trust my landlord, but I am concerned that the practice of including the NI could at some point lead to identity fraud for someone who ends up with a bad landlord.
Should I be worried? Or am I misunderstanding what can be achieved by having someone's name, address and National Insurance number?