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These crooks are getting very good!

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 have just received your text message asking about
our pin number and I have replied a little while ago.'

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already withdrawn.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 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Within twenty minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank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 places to meet
'family and friends' who text you.




As of right now, do you have 'home' listed in your cell phone directory?
 

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This is a good reminder to safeguard your info, but the story about someone having their money stolen is an email hoax that's been going around for years.
 

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Home as an entry has value. i.e. they have a number to call to let you know your phone was found.

Fix your daily ATM withdrawal limit, should never be allowed to withdraw your total balance.

And what has already been said about sending you PIN for anything by email, txt, facebook, NO NO NO NO NO!
 

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Home as an entry has value. i.e. they have a number to call to let you know your phone was found.

Fix your daily ATM withdrawal limit, should never be allowed to withdraw your total balance.

And what has already been said about sending you PIN for anything by email, txt, facebook, NO NO NO NO NO!
I agree 1000%, the only thing I want to add is that DH and I have the same accts through two different credit unions, but we have individual debit card #'s with different pin #'s- So there should never be a reason to " pass on" a pin #. If someone called him to get mine or vice verse, we would have no clue until we got home and looked in the safe where they are all listed or talked to each other. I'm surprised that all joint accts. arent set up like this:confused:
 

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This is a good reminder to safeguard your info, but the story about someone having their money stolen is an email hoax that's been going around for years.
Hoax or not it's a good reminder.

No one is listed in my phone that can identify me,my wife or our home. PIN's are so secret I don't even know what they are. As for the thief who would drain my accounts......easily recognized. It would be the person at the ATM either crying or laughing his ass off at the pathetic funds available.
 
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