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Standard User NVB
(member) Tue 02-Aug-11 13:50:05
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Indian call centres selling UK personal bank details


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Personal bank details are being harvested and sold on by criminal elements working inside indian call centers. According to the Sun, UK ISP's in particular are prime targets with personal bank details being sold for as little as 25p per head.

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"Chuphal said: "It's taken from broadband when they do a direct debit. Chuphal later emailed us with the personal details of hundreds of customers of banks and internet service providers, including BT, Virgin Media, NTL and Tiscali."

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Edited by NVB (Tue 02-Aug-11 13:55:07)

Standard User john2007
(legend) Tue 02-Aug-11 19:28:37
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Re: Indian call centres selling UK personal bank details


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If true it's depressing. Unfortunately the "real" criminals are those who give out are details in a way which can easily be harvested. Call centre staff might need access to my details to verify my identity, they don't need bulk access to a database to extract everyones details.
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 02-Aug-11 19:56:41
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Re: Indian call centres selling UK personal bank details


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Another one for the "hardy surprising" of the week. These people are being paid abysmal wages to spend all day on the phone. The ramifications of them passing on bank details et cetera is much lower than what would happen if you was to do it in this country. You could say they don't have anything to lose!

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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Tue 02-Aug-11 20:12:32
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Re: Indian call centres selling UK personal bank details


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In reply to a post by NVB:
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Glass houses; throwing stones etc.

http://crave.cnet.co.uk/software/the-sun-apologises-...

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