This week’s data and analytics news include Julius Baer’s bank data theft, North-Rhine Westphalia’s bid to purchase more Swiss bank data, and Minnesota Department of Revenue’s warning against a telephone scam.
Julius Baer contacts customers after data theft Julius Baer Group has contacted customers after an employee stole information on their offshore bank accounts in Switzerland. The suspected data thief has been arrested and fired by the company.
German region to purchase more Swiss bank data The German state of North-Rhine Westphalia has stated that it will continue to purchase bank data on people suspected of stashing assets in Swiss banks to avoid paying taxes, after recent events indicated that Swiss banks were offering clients tips on how to transfer cash away from Switzerland to Asia.
Citizens warned against telephone scam The Minnesota Department of Revenue has warned against a telephone scam that involves calls from people trying to dupe citizens into giving out their bank account numbers by claiming to work for the “Minnesota Internal Service Representatives”.
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