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Protect Yourself and Your Identity | Not All Thieves are Stupid

There’s a lady who has now changed her habit of how she lists her names on her mobile phone after her handbag was stolen.  Her handbag, which contained her smartphone, credit card, wallet, etc., was stolen.  Twenty minutes later when she called her husband from a pay phone telling him what had happened he said, ‘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When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all their money was already withdrawn.  The thief had actually used the stolen cell phone to text ‘hubby’ in the contact list and got hold of the pin number.  Within 20 minutes the thief had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.

Lesson learned:

1st:  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…

2nd  And very importantly, when sensitive info is being asked through texts, CONFIRM FIRST by calling the requester.

3rd  Also, when you’re being texted by friends or family to meet them somewhere, be sure to call back to confirm that the message actually came from them.  If you don’t reach them, be very careful about going places to meet ‘family and friends’ who text you.

I never thought about this!  As of now, I no longer have ‘home’ listed on my cell phone.

Even if this does not pertain to you please pass it on to your family and friends.

Protect your identity data entry using cellphone smartphone

 

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