Sunday, August 27, 2006

Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby, sweetheart, Dad, Mum etc......

A True story :
This lady has changed her habit on the hand phone after her handbag was stolen.Her handbag which contained her mobile, credit card, purse..etc....wasstolen.20 minutes later when she called her hubby, telling him what had happened,hubby says"I've just received your SMS 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 moneywas alreadywithdrawn. The pickpocket had actually used the stolen handphone to sms"hubby" in the contact list and got hold of the pin number. Within 20 minutes he hadwithdrawn all the moneyfrom the 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, Mum etc......and very importantly,when sensitive info is being asked thru SMS, CONFIRM by calling back


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