Computer theft puts 14,000 at risk of ID fraud

EXCLUSIVE: Up to 14,000 customers of the financial giant Skipton have been left open to identity fraud, after the company admitted that a laptop containing customers' personal details was stolen last week.

Investors with money in the Fidelity FundsNetwork were told yesterday that the stolen information includes names, addresses, date of birth, National Insurance numbers, fund investment details – and even how much each person had invested.

The Yorkshire Post understands the laptop was taken from a locker being used by a staff member of an information technology (IT) consultancy employed by Skipton Financial Services.

 

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