A lady has changed her habit of how she lists her names in her cell
phone directory after her handbag was stolen.
Her handbag, which contained her cell phone, credit card, purse, etc was stolen.
Twenty minutes later she called her husband, from a pay telephone
telling him what had happened. Her husband said, 'I just received your
text message asking about our pin number and I replied a little while
When they rushed down to the bank, the staff told them all the money
was already withdrawn. The thief had actually used the stolen cell
phone to text her husband listed in the directory and got a hold of
their pin number. Within twenty minutes he had withdrawn all the money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 on your call list.
Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby, Sweetheart, Mom, Dad, etc.,
and very importantly, when sensitive information is being asked for
through text messages, CONFIRM by calling back.
Also, when you are 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 do not reach them, be very careful about going to places
to meet 'family and friends' who text you.