My bank has my back...virtually

My bank has my back...virtually

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We just posted a new video to PTS-TV where Dave Sayers from our group interviews Kim Cameron - the renowned identity expert from Microsoft.

Stream (8 mins)
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Spookily related, I got some snail mail from my bank today about the "free" services I get with my account. One of them is Identity Theft Protection. According to them (I'm not going to tell you who I bank with now as I am even more paranoid), 100,000 people are affected by ID Theft in the UK each year. The bank will provide me with £10k of cover any expenses needed to defend and restore my credit status.

Joking aside, it's a pretty cool service to offer and one that shows the changing times. Now if only I could communicate with my bank manager via email...that would be nice.

Perhaps more usefully for me they also provide "Gadget Cover" - nice :)

  • This Guardian article about BT's offer of a 2gb vault of digital storage for £5 per month got me thinking.

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