Credit Agency Report

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Dear Post Office Limited,

I understand from a previous FOI request that part of the process of tracking down former SPMRs in relation to potential compensation claims was for POL to provide a credit agency (I believe Equifax and POL found my address using this method) with known National Insurance numbers and other known details of former SPMRs. The Credit Agency in return provided a list of current addresses for those SPMRs that they could identify.

Could you please provide the following information:

a) the total number of identification records POL sent to the Credit Agency
b) the total number of current addresses that the Credit Agency returned
c) if it was possible for the Credit Agency to identify deceased records from the list then then number of deceased records returned

Yours faithfully,

Tim McCormack

information.rights@postoffice.co.uk, Post Office Limited

Our ref: FOI2024/00008

Dear Tim McCormack,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 3rd
January. Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000.

The Act requires that a response must be given promptly, and in any event
within 20 working days. We will therefore reply at the latest by 31st
January.

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Regards,

Data Protection and Information Rights Team

100 Wood Street,

London,

EC2V 7ER

information.rights@postoffice.co.uk, Post Office Limited

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Dear Tim McCormack,

Please find the response attached relating to your Freedom of Information
request.

We apologise for the delay in responding.

Regards,

Data Protection and Information Rights Team

100 Wood Street,

London,

EC2V 7ER

Dear [email address],

For what it is worth, my congratulations on the best FOI response I have ever had from POL.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Tim McCormack