Belfast Telegraph

Monday 1 September 2014

Is this Big Brother watching us?

I ORDERED 10 white poppies from the Stop the War Coalition website using my credit card. Within five minutes, I received a text from Tesco Bank asking me to ring them urgently.

They said they were making a security check, because of recent suspicious activity on my account.

They asked me to verify some recent transactions, including this last one, which I did. As soon as I hung up I felt a shudder.

Am I being paranoid or had the covert eyes of the state just turned in my direction?

DR JOHN BUCKINGHAM

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