Tuesday, 8 December 2009

try 2 consider bout it

This gives us something to think about with all our new
electronic technology.

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.


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told them all the money was already withdrawn.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had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.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
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.

* I never thought about THAT! As of now, I no
longer have 'home' listed on my cell phone.