Saturday, 12 January 2008

Barclays chairman becomes ID fraud victim

Source: vnunet.com

An ID fraudster persuaded a call-centre worker at Barclays Bank that he was Marcus Agius, the chairman of Barclays Bank, and acquired a "replacement" Barclaycard in his name. Using this card, the fraudster withdrew ten thousand pounds from a high street branch of the bank. The bank says that the breach happened because procedures were not followed fully, and has taken measures to prevent a repeat incident.

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