Thousands of Barclays customer files stolen and sold to scammers – report

Details of 27,000 people who consulted bank’s advisers were allegedly copied from database to be sold on to rogue traders

An investigation is under way after confidential files relating to  customers of Barclays Bank were allegedly stolen and sold on to rogue  City traders.

The Mail on Sunday said highly sensitive information including  customers’ earnings, savings, mortgages, health issues and insurance  policies ended up in the hands of unscrupulous brokers.

The leak was exposed by an anonymous whistleblower who passed the  newspaper a memory stick containing files on 2,000 of the bank’s  customers, the paper said. He claimed it was a sample from a stolen database of up to 27,000  files, which he said could be sold by for up to £50 per  file.

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