Bit of spam that I received that contains a good message about security.
A true story:
This lady has changed her habits after her handbag was
stolen. Her handbag which contained her mobile, credit card,
purse etc was stolen. 20 minutes later when she called her husband,
telling him what had happened, he said ‘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
money was already withdrawn.
The pickpocket had actually used the stolen mobile phone to SMS ‘hubby’
in the contact list and get hold of the pin number. Within 20 minutes
he had withdrawn all the money from the bank account.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
through SMS, CONFIRM by calling back.
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Very odd but I can’t argue with the content of the message, it is pretty good advice about how to avoid identity theft.