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Jeremy Clarkson loses 500 Pounds





Eric002
Poor Jeremy Clarkson , Top Gear's host lost 500 Pounds after showing his bank details and this is explaning for you :

Quote:
TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson has lost money after publishing his bank details in his newspaper column.
The Top Gear host revealed his account numbers after rubbishing the furore over the loss of 25 million people's personal details on two computer discs.

He wanted to prove the story was a fuss about nothing.

But Clarkson admitted he was "wrong" after he discovered a reader had used the details to create a 500 direct debit to the charity Diabetes UK.

"I was wrong and I have been punished

Jeremy Clarkson"

Clarkson published details of his Barclays account in the Sun newspaper, including his account number and sort code. He even told people how to find out his address.

"All you'll be able to do with them is put money into my account. Not take it out. Honestly, I've never known such a palaver about nothing," he told readers.

But he was proved wrong, as the 47-year-old wrote in his Sunday Times column.

"I opened my bank statement this morning to find out that someone has set up a direct debit which automatically takes 500 from my account," he said.

"The bank cannot find out who did this because of the Data Protection Act and they cannot stop it from happening again.

"I was wrong and I have been punished for my mistake."

Police were called in to search for the two discs, which contained the entire database of child benefit claimants and apparently got lost in the post in October 2007.

They were posted from HM Revenue and Customs offices in Tyne and Wear, but never turned up at their destination - the National Audit Office.

The loss, which led to an apology from Prime Minister Gordon Brown, created fears of identity fraud.

Clarkson now says of the case: "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."



So tell me what you think Wink !!

Eric002

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teko
I was delighted to hear this, I like Clarkson but funny to see him caught out as hes so arrogant at times and stubborn which makes this even funnier!
icecool
teko wrote:
I was delighted to hear this, I like Clarkson but funny to see him caught out as hes so arrogant at times and stubborn which makes this even funnier!


totally agree.

still, reading the topic had me worried there for a minute. i thought he actually was on a diet and lost that in wheight....
hhuuummmm
maybe still wouldn't be enough with his ego Surprised))

cheers
teko
yeah surely his head weighs more than 500 lbs!
Jinx
I love seeing arrogance brought low.
But I like it even better that he was able to admit his mistake. Sounds like he need that LifeLock service Smile
vanille
I read the title and thought that someone had lost 500 pounds (weight).
I agree that Clarkson can be arrogant but I don't think he deserves to lose that much money.
Bikerman
vanille wrote:
I read the title and thought that someone had lost 500 pounds (weight).
I agree that Clarkson can be arrogant but I don't think he deserves to lose that much money.

What? 500? A few minutes wages is all. He deserves to loose much more than that. The man is a prat. He published his bank details in his column and bet that nobody could access his bank account. Duh! I could have done it myself if I was not such an upstanding and honest person - I'm just surprised that only one attach was made on his account - I would have expected many more.

The hackers who 'did' him were obviously semi-ethical hackers rather than criminals (they set up a direct debit to a charity rather than emptying his account) and Clarkson should be very very grateful indeed that this was the case.
Tumbleweed
Bikerman wrote:
The man is a prat.



I think that about sums it up, maybe we should stick cocktail sticks in his eyes untill he gets some common sense Wink
jeremyp
Bikerman wrote:

The hackers who 'did' him were obviously semi-ethical hackers rather than criminals (they set up a direct debit to a charity rather than emptying his account) and Clarkson should be very very grateful indeed that this was the case.

The reason they did that was because they could not have emptied his bank account with the details he published. It's very easy to set up a direct debit to certain recognised organisations; you just fill in one of their forms. But try it to a private individual's account and you'll find it much harder.
mattyj
Thats funny...

I love Jeremy Clarkson and Top Gear, but he is so arrogant when he thinks hes right, he kinda deserved it
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