Sunday, April 05, 2009

Something to Think About

Things I never would have thought of

 Just passing this on the rest is up to you.

        

I think this is valuable information, please have a read for your own safety.  some of these devious minds are clever!

 

This gives us something to think about with all our  new

electronic technology.

 

GPS

A couple of weeks ago a friend  told me that someone she

knew had their car  broken into while they were  at a football match. Their

car was parked on the green which was adjacent  to the football stadium

and specially allotted to football fans.

 

Things  stolen from the car included a garage door remote

control, some money and a  GPS which had been prominently mounted on the

dashboard.

 

When the  victims got home, they found that their house

had been ransacked and just  about everything worth anything had

been stolen.

 

The thieves had  used the GPS to guide them to the house.

They then used the garage remote  control to open the garage door and gain

entry to the house. The thieves  knew the owners were at the football

game, they knew what time the game was  scheduled to finish and so they knew how much time they had to clean up  the house. It would appear that they had

brought a truck to empty the  house of its contents.

 

MOBILE PHONE

 

I never thought of  this.......

This lady has now 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   stolen.

 

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told them all the money was  already withdrawn.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20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank  account.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, Sweetheart, 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 PASS THIS ON

* I never thought about  THAT! As of now, I no longer have

   'home' listed on  my cell  phone.

Thanks Ellen S. 

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