Child Benefit Databse Screw-up

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  1. Lisa B

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    So, im sure that you are all aware, if you are in the UK today, that someone "Lost" a couple of CDs with millions of peoples names, addresses, bank codes, childrens names etc etc etc on them (people claiming child benefit and the like) - someone dropped them in the post UNRECORDED or anything and they have GONE MISSING!!

    Our government seriously dropped the ball on this one.

    Here is a link to the story:

    http://www.itv.com/News/Articles/Police-hunt-for-missing-discs-in-ID-blunder.html

    Anyway, on a lighter note. Whoever made this just made me laugh far too much for a wednesday lunchtime!

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Child-Benefit...ryZ11762QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
  2. M-O-S

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    Damn, that's fuxxed.
     
  3. Battou

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    That could be bad.
     
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    BTW these guys need to know that we're in the 21st century, not 20.

    But of course, the 2012 is the most likely a year of the official start of the 21st century.
     
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    I'm not sure I'd trust our postal service to deliver an item, safe and unopened, if it was sent with a recorded special delivery, with a police escort and a team from the U.N. watching it... never mind unrecorded...

    But apart from that, I guess they haven't heard of sending things electronically. It's reassuring to know that my government is more low-tech than me. I think I still have a 56k modem in a box somewhere, maybe I should offer to send it to them...
     
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    I think you should. Or perhaps they would like to borrow my carrier pidgeon!?
     
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    The ebay listing has apparently been removed, but I can imagine it put the CDs up for sale for a ridiculous price?
     
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    yeh, well, twenty quid. It was the postage that was billions....
     
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    :lmao:
     

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