62,000 Bank of Scotland customers face identity theft risk

The Bank of Scotland (BoS) is notifying 62,000 mortgage customers that they could become the victims of identity theft.

The Bank of Scotland (BoS) is notifying 62,000 mortgage customers that they could become the victims of identity theft.

A computer disc containing their personal information has been lost in the postal system.

BoS says the disc contained the names, addresses, dates of birth and mortgage account numbers for 62,000 mortgage customers.

The bank sent the disc via Royal Mail to a credit reference agency over two weeks ago but the disk has not turned up, says the bank.

The bank believes the disk has been lost rather than stolen. But affected customers have been offered free credit reference checking facilities as a result of the disk’s disappearance.

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