Nationwide lost a photocopy of my passport, my bank account details and a signed form!

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Camulodonum's finest

Nationwide building society lost a photocopy of my passport, my bank
account details and a signed form! This was details I had to drop in
to get one of their Credit Cards. They say they were 'mislaid' and now
they can't find them! Now this sounds decidedly dodgy to me. Am I
right? Are these the kind of tools that people use in identitiy theft?
If so what should i do? All I get from them is a shrug. Should i
inform the Police or would that be an overreaction?
David
 
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Troy Steadman

Nationwide building society lost a photocopy of my passport, my bank
account details and a signed form! This was details I had to drop in
to get one of their Credit Cards. They say they were 'mislaid' and now
they can't find them! Now this sounds decidedly dodgy to me. Am I
right? Are these the kind of tools that people use in identitiy theft?
If so what should i do? All I get from them is a shrug. Should i
inform the Police or would that be an overreaction?
David
Supose they hadn't lost these things but returned them to you, how are
you to know someone hasn't phptocopied the photocopiies? I think you are
over reacting.


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Camulodonum's finest

Supose they hadn't lost these things but returned them to you, how are
you to know someone hasn't phptocopied the photocopiies? I think you are
over reacting.
I am not overreacting at present because I haven't done anything but
it makes you wonder where they went doesn't it? And are they enough
for someone else to start accounts in my name?
 
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Troy Steadman

Camulodonum's finest said:
I am not overreacting at present because I haven't done anything but
it makes you wonder where they went doesn't it? And are they enough
for someone else to start accounts in my name?
They probably just got lost. Would photocopies of somebody else's
details be sufficient for you to open up a bank account in their name?
Possibly if you worked for Nationwide...

Their getting lost is irrelevant because anyone could have stolen
the same details without losing them and so drawing attention to the
fact that they'd been stolen! In which case (arguably) you are less at
risk than you would have been if they *hadn't* gone missing!



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holkingers

Camulodonum's finest said:
Nationwide building society lost a photocopy of my passport, my bank
account details and a signed form! This was details I had to drop in
to get one of their Credit Cards. They say they were 'mislaid' and now
they can't find them! Now this sounds decidedly dodgy to me. Am I
right? Are these the kind of tools that people use in identitiy theft?
If so what should i do? All I get from them is a shrug. Should i
inform the Police or would that be an overreaction?
David
Lost could mean shredded by accident.
 
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Tumbleweed

Camulodonum's finest said:
Nationwide building society lost a photocopy of my passport, my bank
account details and a signed form! This was details I had to drop in
to get one of their Credit Cards. They say they were 'mislaid' and now
they can't find them! Now this sounds decidedly dodgy to me. Am I
right? Are these the kind of tools that people use in identitiy theft?
If so what should i do? All I get from them is a shrug. Should i
inform the Police or would that be an overreaction?
David
Woolwich lost a similar set of documents from me ...twice in two weeks :)

And I agree with some other posters you are massively overreacting. Suppose
they had the originals, copied them (without you knowing) and then gave them
back to you, you'd be a happy bunny....?

Try this URL and read the section on fraud (the supposed 1.3Bn a year the
govt bandies about)
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/05/25/id_bill_mk2_fraud_con/
 
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Peter Saxton

They probably just got lost. Would photocopies of somebody else's
details be sufficient for you to open up a bank account in their name?
Possibly if you worked for Nationwide...

Their getting lost is irrelevant because anyone could have stolen
the same details without losing them and so drawing attention to the
fact that they'd been stolen! In which case (arguably) you are less at
risk than you would have been if they *hadn't* gone missing!
I agree with Troy 100%. I don't know what you're worrying about.
Losing documents is what banks do. It's the first course on their
training. The second course is passing customers to another
department. Third is not being helpful but getting off the phone
quickly.
 

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