Reply to post: Re: WTF..?

Punctual as ever, Equifax starts snail-mailing affected Brits about mega-breach

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Re: WTF..?

Probably obtained via credit checks made by car hire companies?

Sounds doubtful; if I pay for a hire car - or anything else for that matter - by credit card then what credit check would be needed? The CC company decided I was a good risk, and the car hire company has no need to conduct further checks.

Doesn't mean they don't though, but if that was going on I would hope that the FCA / ICO would step in and tell them to stop it on data protection grounds.

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