Cell phone and Contact List

United States
November 4, 2008 7:12am CST
Hi everyone. I recently read this news. Once a wife lost her cell phone. She found a public phone and called her husband and informed that she has lost her cell phone. To her shock and every one's husband said that he got a text message from her asking for her bank atm pin number and so he responded back with her pin number. When checked the accounts the thief has withdrawn the maximum ammount from her account. This has happened because in the contact list wife has stored husbands cell phone number as "Hubby" which has been very easy for the thieves to execute this plan. So it is advisable to save the numbers with names instead of relationships like "Hubby", "Dad", "Mom" and so on. As well it is advisable not to respond with any important and private information through text messaging. Call up the person and make sure it is legitimate before responding with the details. After knowing this story I changed the names in my contact list. How about u?
4 responses
• Malaysia
6 Nov 08
I have heard many of such cases happening. It's not advisable to record using relationship. Better to store them in code or nickname - only you can understand who the person is. It's better to be safe than sorry. You might not only get yourself into trouble but in might involved your loved ones. Do take care and be more careful
• United States
6 Nov 08
Hi, Thanks for your views and suggestions. After reading the article I have already changed my contact list. Now they don't have any relationship but just the names or the nick names, as you have said. By taking early measures we don't get into trouble but also we spare our loved ones from being troubled just because of our carelesness. Thanks for the response. Happy myLotting.
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I believe she lost more than her cell. In my case it would have not worked that well, my pin number is my own business. LOL
• United States
5 Nov 08
That is nice. Your pin is your own. But it is not the case with me. You know, when I was working and unmarried there are months when I used to give my atm card to my family and get some amount of money that I need for paying for the stay and food. My brother would handle the card then, so the whole family knows my pin. It is less surprising if I say that I use my atm card the least. So, it is possible that I forget the pin. There are lots of dimensions. So it is better those necessary are prepared. Thanks for your views. Happy myLotting.
• China
4 Nov 08
I am sorry to hear that stroy, but I think it's a special case, not popular and I won't change names of my contact list. Becasue I believe few people could forget ATM pin password. Even so most people will make a call to confirm the person on the other side before texting any important message like ATM pin password. The best way is doing that kind of thing face to face, much safer.
• United States
4 Nov 08
Hi, thanks for your views.
@nadooa247 (1096)
• United States
4 Nov 08
That is a new bit of information... i guess people will come up with new ways to steal your information. The more high tech we get the more high tech they get! I'll be sure to post this that's for sure... Well i am guilty of putting my mom as mom and dad as dad and so on... but as for my husband i have him by his name on my contact list on my cell... Thank you for sharing very eyeopening to say the least.