Cell Phone Safety
A lady has now changed her habit of how she lists her names on her cell phone after her handbag was stolen. Her handbag, which contained her cell phone, credit card, wallet, etc., was stolen. Twenty minutes later when she called her husband from a pay phone telling him what had happened, hubby said, "I received your text asking about our PIN number and I replied a little while ago."
When they rushed to the bank, the money had already been withdrawn at the ATM. The thief had actually used the stolen cell phone to text 'hubby' in the contact list and gotten the PIN. Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.
- Lock the keypad with a password if your phone allows it.
- 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.
- Very importantly, when sensitive info is being asked through texts, CONFIRM by calling back.
- If you're texted by friends or family to meet them somewhere unusual, be sure to call back to confirm that the message came from them. If you don't reach them, be very careful about going places to meet 'family and friends' who text you.
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