[access-uk] Fw: Good advice.

  • From: "Lyn & Twinny" <keanemaniac@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <"Undisclosed-Recipient:;"@freelists.org>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 16:53:41 +0200

I was sent this by a friend and thought you'd want to know.

I had not thought of this .  Something to think about!!
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 cell phone,
credit card, wallet, etc.  was
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already withdrawn.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he had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.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, 
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.
Please use BCC line when forward-ing, and remove my name / email   first.  
Thank You!  Help prevent Identity Theft.

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