Monday, August 11, 2008

Careful with your mobile phonebook ...

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Worth thinking about. We came across few cases
No one ever thought of this.......

This lady has changed her habit of how she lists hernames on her mobile phone after her handbag wasstolen.Her handbag, which contained her cell phone, creditcard, wallet... etc... was stolen. 20 minutes later when she called her hubby, from a pay phone telling him what had happened, hubby says: 'I received your text asking about our Pin number and I've replied a little while ago. 'When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn. The thief had actually used the stolen cell phone totext 'hubby' in the contact list and got hold of thepin number. Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money fromtheir bank account.

Moral of the lesson: 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 beingasked through texts, CONFIRM by calling back.
Also, when you're being text by friends or family tomeet them somewhere, be sure to call back to confirm that the message came from them. If you don't reach them, be very careful about goingplaces to meet 'family and friends' who text you.
PLEASE PASS THIS ON, I never thought about THAT! As of right now, I no longer have 'home' named on my cell phone.

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