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Thousands of Credit Card Slips found in U.K. Hotel Dumpster

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Monday. January 9, 2006 - As first reported in The Guardian, a U.K. newspaper, thousands of documents revealing the credit card numbers, addresses, phone numbers and signatures of guests were dumped in an open skip by one of Britain's best-known hotels in what one fraud expert described as the biggest field day for identity fraudsters we have seen.

The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office said it believed the hotel had breached the Data Protection Act, while several MPs said they would be asking questions in parliament to determine if consumers needed further safeguards to protect them from negligent companies.

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