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Thieves hack into French president's private account

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Thieves hack into French president's private account

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It’s emerged thieves have been making fraudulent withdrawals from French president Nicolas Sarkozy’s private bank account.

The news was confirmed in the French weekly “Le Journal du Dimanche”, which says Sarkozy’s office has confirmed that the president filed an official complaint last month.

The thefts apparently concern sums of less than 200 euros a time.

It appears the thieves managed to get hold of Sarkozy’s account details.

Such crime is not uncommon – all that is needed are the bank details, name, and expiry date on the credit card in order to make fraudulent transactions over the internet.

Thieves then carry out purchases for relatively small amounts, in the hope that the owner of the card will realise the fraud as late as possible.