Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Jeremy Clarkson, the Top Gear dude is an idiot

I’ve always thought Jeremy Clarkson was an arrogant arse. I’m glad to see that his arrogance hit him in the pocketbook. It’s too bad that it wasn’t a £5,000 donation to the carbon credits for the poor.
Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has admitted he was wrong to brand the scandal of lost CDs containing the personal data of millions of Britons a "storm in a teacup" after falling victim to an internet scam.
The outspoken star printed his bank details in a newspaper to try and make the point that his money would be safe and that the spectre of identity theft was a sham.

He also gave instructions on how to find his address on the electoral roll and details about the car he drives.
However, in a rare moment of humility Clarkson has now revealed the stunt backfired and his details were used to set up a £500 direct debit payable from his account to the British Diabetic Association.
Wanting to prove that the story was a fuss about nothing, he published details of his Barclays account in the Sun newspaper, including his account number and sort code. He even told people how to find out his address. "All you'll be able to do with them is put money into my account. Not take it out. Honestly, I've never known such a palaver about nothing," he told readers.

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