Sav­ing pri­vate de­tails

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

Your re­cent ar­ti­cle Clas­sics hit by fraud­sters pos­ing as DVLA

( CCW, 8 March) on crim­i­nals now scam­ming clas­sic car own­ers makes me won­der how they have man­aged to ob­tain all these pri­vate de­tails en masse.

Have they, for ex­am­ple, bought data­bases from car shows, clas­sic

car in­sur­ers, clas­sic car mag­a­zine sub­scrip­tion lists or just hacked into clas­sic car club web­sites?

Own­ers need to be sure that who­ever they hand their pri­vate de­tails over to, they re­main pri­vate and not sold on to a third party.

Club web­sites should also op­er­ate as much se­cu­rity as pos­si­ble to help to pre­vent any po­ten­tial hacking.

It would be in­ter­est­ing to hear from read­ers how they think this spe­cific scam has taken shape and how it should be tack­led in the fu­ture. Jeff Ford, Sal­is­bury, Wilt­shire

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