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From: Jake Kouns (jkounsopensecurityfoundation.org)
Date: Sat Apr 24 2010 - 17:43:53 CDT
BANK chiefs have warned customers they are at risk of fraud and
identity theft after a delivery van containing their personal
documents was stolen from outside a branch.
The thief made off with a van belonging to delivery firm TNT Express
Services while the driver was dropping off leaflets to the Royal Bank
of Scotland branch in Bridge Street, Musselburgh.
Around 20 customers were phoned by the bank to warn them documents
belonging to them had been taken during the heist on Monday night.
RBS customer Lynn Paton, who was among the victims, had photocopies of
her driving licence and passport stolen, along with a number of other
papers which she was using to set up an account for a fledgling pipe
And the 34-year-old nurse criticised the bank for waiting until
Wednesday to inform her of the theft, saying she would now be "worried
about being vulnerable to a lifetime of identity fraud".
Police have now appealed for anyone who may have information about the
theft, which happened at around 10:10pm on Monday, to come forward.
Mrs Paton said she had submitted the documents to the RBS branch in
the High Street in Prestonpans, where she lives.
Following the theft, bank staff told her that the van had picked up
the paperwork to deliver to the RBS offices at The Gyle before it was
It is not known how the thief managed to make off with the white Ford
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