Identiy Theft Security !!!

  jonpep 10:49 28 Jun 06
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I was very suprised and disgusted by a letter from P.C.Avisor, a confirmation letter regarding my yearly subscription.
It had:
My account name
Account number
Bank sort code
With all the post that you hear of going missing or dumped, I feel that this is VERY bad for security regarding Identity Theft.
It goes without saying that I have cancelled my subscription, and I would hope that this practice is stopped now.
I also would like to think that someone in authority reads this, and does something about it.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 10:53 28 Jun 06

You are grossly over-reacting and I feel that you may have read too many fiction tomes. This information is on your cheques and cash cards and every DD that I have set up has sent me a confirmation letter with those details.

G

  jonpep 11:03 28 Jun 06

I carry my cheques and cards ON me.
You must be very trusting and I take exception to your comment of over-reacting.
Are you a member of the PC AVISOR TEAM?

  GANDALF <|:-)> 11:13 28 Jun 06

'I carry my cheques and cards ON me.'....but you give a cheque over and hand your card over. No I'm not a member of the PCA team just giving a realistic comment.

Judging by your tone I would doubt that anyone would want to steal your identity so you will be safe.

G

  jonpep 11:20 28 Jun 06

My aim was to bring this to the attention of all readers of the magazine, and NOT a personal attack on the idividual (me), not like yourself has done.
Contact ended.

  Fellsider 11:22 28 Jun 06

I get a regular statement of ALL my banking transactions in one envelope. This includes Bank account number(s), the amounts in the account(s), my credit card numbers and my bank branch code.
I am not exactly ecstatic that they do it this way but I haven't withdrawn my custom as all banks probably do the same.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 11:33 28 Jun 06

I have the same in confirmation letters from TV Licensing, Severn Trent, all my bank statements that are in obvious envelopes, other subscriptions and I could go on for ages but I really can't be bothered. I despair a bit.

G

  De Marcus™ 12:14 28 Jun 06

Nobody in the world can touch anything in your account with just a name, sort code and account number.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 12:24 28 Jun 06

I assume that jonpep will now cancel all his DDs and bank accounts forthwith. Bit of a knee jerk reaction which I put down to the weather.

G

  €dstowe 12:30 28 Jun 06

Those details are on every cheque you write.

They don't reveal anything that cannot be obtained by almost anyone perfectly legitimately.

No secure information, like a PIN number, is revealed.

  spuds 13:23 28 Jun 06

Funny that you should talk about 'Identiy Theft Security !!!'. I have just received in a very obvious looking package, a credit card worth a few £££££ from a well known company

Had the postman or anyone decided to open the envelope, and use the credit card, they may have had a field day. Was I bothered, not in the least, I hadn't telephoned the company up, to verify that I had received the card.

Now if someone wants to look in my bin at the end of the month, they might find something to their advantage perhaps?.

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