Monday, January 07, 2008

Don't try this at home

A British celebrity, to demonstrate that privacy breaches are much ado about nothing, published his bank account number in a newspaper column and taunted that:

"All you'll be able to do with them is put money into my account. Not take it out. Honestly, I've never known such a palaver about nothing," he told readers.

Nothing can go wrong here, right? A wily reader used the information to set up an automatic debit to a Diabetes charity.

Lesson: Don't try to be cute with your personal information.

See: BBC NEWS Entertainment Clarkson stung after bank prank.

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