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15million bank details lost

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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7103566.stm Disc with 25m bank details lost

Oh dear, oh dear! :roll: :?

EDIT: Make that 25 million details!! :shock:
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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Keep your eye on the FS/FT forum for this :giggle:
#2
birdyboyuk
Disc with 25m bank details lost

Oh dear, oh dear! :roll: :?

EDIT: Make that 25 million details!! :shock:

i thought it was 7 million ?
#3
SpecialK
i thought it was 7 million ?

The Chancellor said information, including bank details of 7m families, had been sent on discs to the National Audit office by unrecorded delivery.
#4
I heard on news at dinnertime that it was being reported that 15 million people who claim Child benefit details had gone missing but in fact it isnt true as only 13.5 million people in this country actually claim child benefit and it was in fact 7 million peoples details that had gone missing.

Either way not good! They say the discs they kept the info on hasnt been stolen but has been misplaced!
#5
Revenue and Customs says it does not [COLOR="Red"]think[/COLOR] the records - names, addresses, date of birth, national insurance numbers and bank accounts - have fallen into the wrong hands.


They dont think they are in the wrong hands!!!!!
#6
Very honourable of the Chairman to resign but, that ain't going to help matters.

The stupid sod who posted em should be the one sacked for being so thick:roll:
#7
fireheaven
They dont think they are in the wrong hands!!!!!



oh well that's alright then!!!! :o
banned#8
Is it Northern Rock by chance? :giggle:
#10
You can always rely on Royal Mail to deliver your pa......oh wait.
#11
Whats the guarantee they find it in a Tesco car park or something similar! :giggle:
#12
The records include parents' and children's names, addresses, dates of birth, child benefit and national insurance numbers and in some cases, bank or building society details.

He said the missing data was not enough to access accounts on its own but anyone who thought they had been the victim of fraud would be reimbursed by the banks.



Which'll be all the data required about someone to order a credit card in their name, then. And all because some retard wanted to save a hundred quid on hand-delivering it personally.
#13
rvtyson
oh well that's alright then!!!! :o



I wasn't defending them with that quote - I was stunned too.

I think they were in the wrongs hands to start with otherwise it wouldn't have been lost. :roll:
#14
Dread to think what they would happen if a Government held the details from a national I.D. system.
#15
fireheaven
I wasn't defending them with that quote - I was stunned too.

I think they were in the wrongs hands to start with otherwise it wouldn't have been lost. :roll:


Oh yes, I realised that :thumbsup: I was joining you in your disbelief that they think everything will be okay 'cos the disc is just mislaid slightly. I just quoted you to carry on from your quote, if you get my drift. :)
#17
You can see it now, Debt Collection Agencies have Boom Year 2008, ffs.
#18



Thanks for that, some good tips which I hadn't even thought of in particular the passwords
#19
I dread to think how much these would be worth to the right people as they could make a mint from it, it would be a scammers dream! Why on earth did they need to transfer them manually anyway in this day and age, surely they could have shared them over the same infrastructure over their computer systems.

To most people the fact that they are password protected is reassuring, but having lost (read stupidly forgotten!) the passwords to my own files before i know how easy they are to crack with basic tools found via a quick google search, never mind the more powerful software haxors can get hold of!
They sprout any old cr4p to reasssure you and divert the focus!
Whats the betting there will be another politician having an affair revealed in the next few days! :giggle:
#20
Any thief is welcome to my bank details - I'm sure they'd spend less than my wife does!:giggle: :giggle: :giggle:
#21
edit: damn, swear filter doesn't like my linky :-(
#22
birdyboyuk
Whats the guarantee they find it in a Tesco car park or something similar! :giggle:



It wouldn't surprise me. One of our franchises had a problem earlier this year as TNT insisted on delivering his goods to Tesco's twice in a week.
#23
vinylandtrinkets
didnt the chancellor say it was TNT courier service that didnt record the pickup/ drop off?


Yes he did.

Whats really puzzling me is how you get all this data on 2 discs. Is that possible? I'm assuming these are discs and not tapes.

Its good to see that those affected by this are the last ones to know. I heard they had meetings with the banks and everyone else before they let the cat out of the bag and told us stupid folk.

If Alastair Darling survives this shambles as well as the Northern Rock saga I will be very surprised. I just dont see how someone with his track record is still with a job. For more info on his career read here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alistair_Darling
#24
this is so scary, its going to cause so much hassle for everyone, and i have known someone get their id copyed, and it was awfull, the police get involved and you then have to explain and prove it wasnt you, causes a lot of stress, and takes a long time to sort out.

lets just hope that it doesnt come to that.
#25
uh oh!

http://img702.mytextgraphics.com/photolava/2007/11/20/childbenefitcdmininovasml-48khsxhuq.jpg
#26
Alfonse
uh oh!

http://img702.mytextgraphics.com/photolava/2007/11/20/childbenefitcdmininovasml-48khsxhuq.jpg


:giggle: :giggle: :giggle:
#27
Great pun on eBy this week re all this, do a search under child benefit, the best seem to have ended...they got a few quid though!!
#28
I can't wait to see these authoritarian halfwits that call themselves our 'govt' booted out of office. They couldn't organize a ****-up in a brewery.
Gordon Brown may as well call an election now, and get the drubbing over and done with. At this rate, he'll be lucky if Labour get one seat in parliament when he does eventually decide to get a public mandate :roll:
#29
anyone want too buy a couple of disc`s ?
#30
someone posted them through my door a few weks ago lol
#31
This is all shocking and beyond belief, cannot believe this has happened! :w00t:

As someone has already said the discs will probably turn up in a Tesco's car park or at the side of the road somewhere!
#32
I'm on the discs, god damnit!
#33
Just received a letter saying my details were on the lost disc. Anyone else had this:?
[admin]#34
No, I heard they were starting to contact people though- :-(
#35
marshallka
Just received a letter saying my details were on the lost disc. Anyone else had this:?



I had mine yesterday, i changed my bank passwords just incase :x
#36
i got my letter on friday warning my details were on the discs.
spent the rest of the day changing passwords and anything else i could change.
problem is this is right before christmas and sometimes the banks can notice irregular spending but this next month a lot of people will be making purchases that could be classed as different from their usual spending pattern.
i have no faith in the system at the minute.
banned#37
got mine today, not sure why you are all changing passwords, unless you had your childrens names or bate of births as passwords
#38
Got a letter at the weekend saying mine and my two childrens ID's were
on the missing disks,

the letter stated the disks may still be on goverment property??

If the disks are not found, what happens to to protect us in the future?
#39
lisat
Got a letter at the weekend saying mine and my two childrens ID's were
on the missing disks,

the letter stated the disks may still be on goverment property??

If the disks are not found, what happens to to protect us in the future?

Nothing, we have been asked to protect ourselves now (although maybe too late). They have just said to change the passwords on the accounts.
#40
Had my letter of apology this morning...

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