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Re: Missing ABN Amro Tape With Two Million Names Found

Ron Chapman (
Wed, 21 Dec 2005 07:08:01 -0500

In article <>, Ron Chapman
<> wrote:

> And potentially, it's still out there being used -- because I don't
> believe that ABN got that tape back yesterday. I believe they're
> lying. It's just too coincidental.

> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Well, it is _possible_ that ABM got the
> missing tape back after a month or so. More than likely ABM had their
> shipment through DHL insured to a maximum value, and when an _insured_
> shipment gets somehow lost in transit, the package tracers will look
> high and low, even a month or more to find it rather than have to pay
> off on the loss. PAT]

No question, Pat, but let's look at the facts:

1) they lost the tape;

2) they were forced to tell their customers that they lost the tape;

3) the VERY DAY that their customers receive their letters, this tape
MAGICALLY reappears.

This and the other coincidences are too much to bear. The bullshit
meter is pegged.


4) we have no way, nor will we ever have a way, of verifying that
they're telling us the truth. Frankly, I have to assume the worst.
This is identity theft we're dealing with here; ABN's exposure is
tremendous. Sure they're going to tell everyone they got the tape
back. They hope that six months from now, everyone has forgotten
about it -- and that any issues arising from this will be ascribed to
something else.

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