Okay, the government says it was an error. The Department of Work and Pensions says it was a terrible mistake. However, I call it appalling.
How can they issue 26,000 letters containing other people's bank and personal detailas to the wrong people ? Do they have no system of checking the mail ? Why wehn large mailshots are sent out do they not take a random sample of letters to check they are correct in every way.
The government lecture us on taking every preventative measure to avoid ID theft, but the government are as bad as any of the banks that also seem to do this on a regular basis.
Read the story HERE.