Subject: Fwd: Clever Ploy and scary too
Damnit! Now Murphy’s Law applies to cell phones. If you can be screwed, you will be. Look out!
From: Catherine J Britton
This lady has changed her habit of how she lists her names on her mobile
phone after her handbag was stolen. Her handbag, which contained her cell
phone, credit card, 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 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was already withdrawn.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 to
text ‘hubby’ in the contact list and got hold of the pin number. Within 20
minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.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 being asked through texts, CONFIRM by calling back!!
Also, when you’re being text by friends or family to meet 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 going places to meet ‘family and
friends’ who text you.
Along with that if you have an entry called ‘Home’ with your actual home
phone number it’s not too hard to do a reverse lookup on the number to & nbsp;
find the address. now the robber has your home number, keys, AND address.
PLEASE PASS THIS ON! I never thought about THAT!