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dangers of a Te*co Clubcard key fob!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by goldbullion, 18 Apr 2013.

  1. goldbullion

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    Hello peeps.

    How good is to keep your Tesco clubcard on the same key ring as your house keys?

    Few days ago, I lost my car key, which was on the same ring as my house key, and mini Clubcard.

    I asked around and finally got a (chipped) Corsa Xreg key copied for £60 all in.

    and then yesterday, a local guy knocks on my door at 10pm...:)

    HIM: "Hi...You lost anything?"
    ME: "Yes....:S"
    HIM: "Car keys?"
    ME: "YES! how do you know????"
    HIM: "Well....I went to Tesco, and asked them to scan the clubcard hooked on the key ring,......and they gave me your home address!"

    Stunned, and surprised. I now have three keys! :)

    Few mins later, after the good Samaritan left, I thought, he could have been a different person, and decided to go to tesco, and not come to my house to hand them to me, but walk in when we were asleep. :S

    I was just as surprised at Tesco Xpress, for giving away confidential info.

    The small barcode bit of plastic is now removed and placed in an inner jacket pocket.

    I've replaced it with a reward fob, along with a mobile number, safer me thinks. :)
     
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  2. Bodgeitandleggit

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    Good job he was a decent guy...but tbh it is something I have never thought about and will take ours off the keyring.. but also Tesco has a responsibility by NOT giving out any details
     
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  3. OwainDIYer

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    I would put in an immediate formal complaint to Philip Clarke, Group Chief Executive, Tesco PLC, New Tesco House, Delamare Road, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England EN8 9SL complaining of a breach of the Data Protection Act.

    And although you've got your keys back, they could have been copied by this person, so consider changing the locks.
     
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    I'd have thought Tesco's were in breach of the Data Protection Act. I also think pointing this out to them will make them very aware of their responsibilities to protect innocent parties from revealing addresses. ;) ;)

    Edit, beaten to it by Owain. :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: (great Scottish minds think alike though) ;) ;)
     
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  5. goldbullion

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    I agree. TBH it reminds me of the news report I heard once way back, when burglars would lurk around airports, and look at the name and address tags on luggage belonging to departure customers.

    Dunno how true it was, but it makes you think how the basics of safety are ignored.

    I might pop into the Tesco Express, later tomorrow, and have a polite chin wag with the nice manager.

    I understand the staff at T were being helpful, but had that been ther old mus keys?....hummm.

    Why did the staff not ring me, if they had direct access to my details, including my mobile number, as I reside only half a mile away? hummm.

    IF my keys were ever lost again... I would never meet the person who I would give the £10 reward to, at my home address; As I far as I know he could have made a copy before he returns them.

    Showing him the house is like showing his future burglary job! :S
     
  6. r.bartlett

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    It also reminds me of that old fable about people getting their cars nicked and the theif putting 'home' in the tomtom....
     
  7. masona

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    The problem is, what if one of the Tesco staff decided to keep quite about it or sell the information to third party?
     
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