Woops! HSBC loses customer data disc

Funny story written by Tragic Rabbit

Monday, 7 April 2008

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"We are looking into it and basically it has got lost between Point A and Point B," said an HSBC spokesman.

The HSBC banking group has admitted losing a computer disc with the details of 370,000 customers. FSA officials: "Have you checked between the sofa cushions and behind the fridge?"

The disc was lost four weeks ago after being sent by courier from the bank's life insurance offices in Southampton.

The customers' details included their names, dates of birth, their bank accounts and television viewing habits, along with their levels of insurance cover.

However, HSBC say that customers' exposure to potential "fraud" is limited.

"We are looking into it and basically it has got lost between Point A and Point B," said Mr. B. Obvious, an HSBC spokesman.

"The reinsurer we sent it to is doing a thorough search for the disc. We will do anything we can to find it."

As well as containing every customer's name, date of birth, underwear size, and value of the cover, the documents revealed the their policy number and whether or nor the customer was a moderate to heavy smoker.

Southampton police inquiry list includes Ali Baba, Ronnie Biggs, and Carmen Sandiego.


Tragic Rabbit, Voice of London, Southampton

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