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did you know this,your phone can be your enemy

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by Rugas, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. Rugas

    Rugas JF-Expert Member

    Sep 14, 2009
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    I never thought of this.......

    This lady 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 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'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    the money was already withdrawn.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 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 Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their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.

  2. Dr. Chapa Kiuno

    Dr. Chapa Kiuno JF-Expert Member

    Sep 14, 2009
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    Hiyo nilishaisikia Uganda! Mambo hayo yapo sana.