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8 Jan 2008

Clarkson eats humble pie

Arrogant British motoring journo Jeremy Clarkson, star of Top Gear, pooh-pood the potential for identity theft after millions of benefit claimants' personal details were lost recently. He claimed personal information is freely available when people write cheques etc. and even published his own bank details in a newspaper to push the point home.
Well, someone evidently took up the challenge and committed Clarkson to a Direct Debit payment of £500 to a charity. Clarkson has now done a swift U-turn, admitting he was wrong and deserved to be punished. The BBC reports him saying:
"Contrary to what I said at the time, we must go after the idiots who lost the discs and stick cocktail sticks in their eyes until they beg for mercy."

Whether that is the end of his troubles remains to be seen. He's probably got that nagging identity theft victim's feeling that someone is still spending his money, living his life, opening lines of credit in his name ...

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