Call it a fair eggchange?

People are prepared to part with their nest eggs to win a free Easter egg, according to a security firm, which spent a few days hanging around a London train station.

Infosecurity Europe set up a sting at Victoria Station earlier this month; in return for a free Easter egg it asked people to answer a series of personal and probing questions.

The questioners managed to get the poor unsuspecting people to cough up not only their names, dates of birth and addresses, but also the names of their pets, first school and mothers’ maiden name – all standard bank security questions.

The Diary wonders what tactics were used, as it has never even got so much as a phone number out of anyone at the station despite hours spent approaching strangers.

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