Be Careful Names On Fone Book


SIMBA DUME

SIMBA DUME

Member
Joined
Jul 6, 2008
Messages
30
Likes
0
Points
0
SIMBA DUME

SIMBA DUME

Member
Joined Jul 6, 2008
30 0 0
Be careful how you list names on your cell phone! Be Safe!

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 mobile phone, Credit card, purse...etc.... was stolen.

20 minutes later when she called her Hubby, from a pay phone telling him what had happened. Hubby says 'I've just received your sms text asking about our Pin number. I replied a little while ago.'

They rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn. The pickpocket had actually used the stolen hand 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 Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from the bank account.

The lesson:
Do not disclose the relationship between you and the people in your contact list. Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby, sweetheart, Sayang......Dad, Mum etc.......
And very importantly, when sensitive info is being asked thru texts, CONFIRM by calling back.

Also, when you're being texted 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.
 
Mahesabu

Mahesabu

JF-Expert Member
Joined
Jan 27, 2008
Messages
5,213
Likes
782
Points
280
Mahesabu

Mahesabu

JF-Expert Member
Joined Jan 27, 2008
5,213 782 280
Thank You For The Education...!
 
LazyDog

LazyDog

JF-Expert Member
Joined
Apr 10, 2008
Messages
2,478
Likes
17
Points
135
LazyDog

LazyDog

JF-Expert Member
Joined Apr 10, 2008
2,478 17 135
Be careful how you list names on your cell phone! Be Safe!

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 mobile phone, Credit card, purse...etc.... was stolen.

20 minutes later when she called her Hubby, from a pay phone telling him what had happened. Hubby says 'I've just received your sms text asking about our Pin number. I replied a little while ago.'

They rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn. The pickpocket had actually used the stolen hand 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 Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from the bank account.

The lesson:
Do not disclose the relationship between you and the people in your contact list. Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby, sweetheart, Sayang......Dad, Mum etc.......
And very importantly, when sensitive info is being asked thru texts, CONFIRM by calling back.

Also, when you're being texted 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.


Yeah, some dudes have common/shared accounts, however, these days there is a maximum amount you're allowed to withdraw in a day. Something like 400,000. But obviously, there is something to be learned here.




.
 

Forum statistics

Threads 1,237,964
Members 475,809
Posts 29,308,152