TV Star Includes Bank Account In Editorial Saying Identity Theft Is No Big Deal, Gets Defrauded

Jeremy Clarkson, a British TV star, wrote an editorial describing privacy activism as “palaver,” and just to prove how safe we all are, included his bank account number. Soon afterwards someone snagged £500 from the Top Gear host’s account. “I was wrong and I have been punished for my mistake,” the presenter later told reporters. Needless to say, you should never share your bank account information with anyone who doesn’t need it, for instance, millions of faceless readers.

Clarkson stung by fraud stunt [Guardian Unlimited via BoingBoing]

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