Bank files on 20,000 people dumped in abandoned building

February 18th, 2008 - 2:00 pm ICT by admin  

London, Feb.18 (ANI): Sensitive bank-related information of about 20,000 people has been found dumped in a hippy squat.
The building is located in Crouch End, North London, and the Haringey Council files many stamped Confidential date from the 1980s to 1993.
According to The Sun, the documents included names, phone numbers and addresses, dates of birth, pay slips, bank forms and details of private interviews with benefit claimants.
They were found in a cupboard at derelict offices where 100 squatters hold boozy raves.
Amid the empty bottles and cans, The Sun even discovered one persons share options and anothers immigration details.
Fraud expert Tom Craig said last night: This is serious personal information a treasure trove for ID thieves. All the data you need is there for ID theft or to clone someone elses identity.
The former Scotland Yard fraud cop added: It beggars belief that the council would simply vacate a building and leave this private information in a cupboard under the stairs.
Local MP Lynne Featherstone is demanding the council write to everyone in the files to alert them to the risk they face. (ANI)

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