Email to Ms. Sarah Gawman, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, OPCC

I wanted to drop you a quick note about a very unusual telephone call I received on April 26, 2005

At about 5:30 p.m., a woman who claimed to be from XXXXXXXXXX (1-613- 230-2890) called me on my cellular phone and asked me if she could ask me questions regarding my recent CIBC issues. She specifically mentioned the unauthorized withdrawals from my account and the freezing of my business and personal CIBC accounts.

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I understood that these issues were completely private among the parties (e.g. CIBC, OBSI, FCAC, Industry Canada, Ministry of Finance, OSFI and OPCC). I found this inquiry very troubling and unsettling.

Email to Ms. Sarah Gawman, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, OPCC

To: Ms. Sarah Gawman, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
From: Andrei Oudovikine
Date: April 27, 2005

Dear Ms. Gawman,

I wanted to drop you a quick note about a very unusual telephone call I received on April 26, 2005

At about 5:30 p.m., a woman who claimed to be from XXXXXXXXXX (1-613- 230-2890) called me on my cellular phone and asked me if she could ask me questions regarding my recent CIBC issues. She specifically mentioned the unauthorized withdrawals from my account and the freezing of my business and personal CIBC accounts.

I was just shocked to hear these questions and told her that I wouldn't answer questions regarding this issue and that I considered this a completely confidential and highly sensitive issue. I would only discuss this matter with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Upon hearing this, the woman said all right. She then asked me if the compensation I got from CIBC was adequate. After telling her there has been no consideration, I refused to answer this any further

When I asked her to identify herself and her company, she refused. I researched her company from her telephone record.

I understood that these issues were completely private among the parties (e.g. CIBC, OBSI, FCAC, Industry Canada, Ministry of Finance, OSFI and OPCC). I found this inquiry very troubling and unsettling.

If you have any questions please contact me.

Andrei Oudovikine B.Eng
416-219-6576 Tel


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