Got this in the email, good to share..
NOW HEAR THIS...NOT ALL THIEVES ARE STUPID....MAYBE...???
This gives us something to think about with all our new electronic technology.
couple of weeks ago a friend told me that someone she knew had their
car broken into while they were at a football game. 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 out the house. It would appear that they had brought a truck to
empty the house of its contents.
consider if you have a GPS - don't put your home address in it... Put a
nearby address (like a store or gas station) so you can still find your
way home if you need to, but no one else would know where you live if
your GPS were stolen.
I never thought of 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.
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 When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn.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had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.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.
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 the above!
As of now, I no longer have 'home' listed on my cell phone.
Even if this does not relate to you....Pass it on to your family & friends