UK: Tesco Bank fraud risk after data lost in post

Ed Monk reports:

Tesco Bank has lost the personal details of dozens of customers, leaving them exposed to the risk of fraud, after staff sent unprotected personal data in the post.

It is thought the customers affected were already in angry dispute with Tesco Bank over charges for controversial payment protection insurance on Tesco credit cards when papers containing names, addresses and account details were sent with no protection through the standard postal service.

Tesco Bank said that the details of 39 customers have been lost and now cannot be traced. It is understood the data was lost in the post between offices in Manchester to Glasgow.

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