CELL PHONE USED AS A WEAPON OF FINANCIAL RUIN

A woman I know has changed her habit of how she lists the 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 husband from a pay phone telling him what had happened, he said “I received your text asking about our Pin number, and I replied a little while ago.” When they rushed to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn.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  Within 20 minutes the thief had withdrawn all the money from their bank account. Moral of the lesson: Do not disclose any relationships between you and the people in your contact list. Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby, Sweetheart, Dad, Mom, etc. …

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