Saving private details
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