Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Cell Phone Directory

Most of us have never thought of this.......

One lady has changed her habit of how she lists her names on her mobile
phone after her handbag [which contained her cell phone, credit card, wallet, etc] was stolen.

Twenty minutes after the theft, she called her hubby from a pay phone telling him what had happened. Her Hubby told her "I received your text msg asking about our Pin number and sent it to you a little while ago."

They rushed down to the bank but all the money in their account was already withdrawn. The thief had used the stolen cell phone to text "Hubby" in the contact list to request the pin number. Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.

Moral of the Story: Do not disclose the relationship between you and the people in your contact list. Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby, Sweetheart, Dad, Mom, etc. And very importantly, when sensitive info is being asked for by text, confirm the request by calling back and voice ID-ing the person requesting the info.

Also, when you're being texted by friends or family to meet them some where, be sure to call back to confirm that the message came from them. If you can't reach them, be very careful about going places to meet "family and friends" who text you.



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