Oct 29, 2009

Name list

e-mail received recently;
like to share here;
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 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They rushed down to the bank, teh bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn.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 Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from the bank account.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 texed by friends or family to meet them somewhere, be sure to call to confirm that the message come from them.

If you don't reach them, be very careful about going places to meet "family and friends" who text you.

Pass it on to people you care.


Ocean Girl said...

There are also spam that can text you under your friend's name. Sometimes from the service provider themselves.

mcjayn said...

yeah, it's good to be mysterious at times. luckily the people in my phone are given weird nicknames except mama & papa. but then again, they dunno my secret :p

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

I received this email before and it is true that we should never indicate who are the people in our phone name list. We should use their names instead. Thanks for sharing.

Jay said...

Thanks for all the comments and concerned.

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