Card transactions by proxy

Peter Mitchell otcbn at
Tue Apr 5 15:38:20 BST 2011

Roland Perry wrote  on 5-04-11 14:23:
> In article <BANLkTim6wnw00WPbHmSdXHV=1zMqMduMQg at>, Matthew 
> Pemble <matthew at> writes
>  >>But the principle remains, that you lose control of the money and all 
>  >>the initiative is with the customer to chase up 'errors and 
>  >>omissions'.
>> Or, frankly, as Jeremy Clarkson found out to his cost (and I have 
>> experienced with my wife being able to set up a DD on the one 
>> non-"joint and several" account I have), anyone can set up a DD with 
>> your account because there is no effective checking.
>> Which can be inconvenient, embarrassing or could even be job threatening
> I don't buy the Clarkson story, because he would have got a letter from 
> the charity confirming the DD was set up. 

Only if the fraudster gave the charity Clarkson's real 
address, which seems unlikely (he probably wouldn't have 
known it). And even if he did, getting the letter wouldn't 
have turned back the clock and put Clarkson's money back in 
his account.

Pete Mitchell

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