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Friday, September 19, 2008

Be careful when you lost your cell phone

Be careful how you list names on your cell phone! Be Safe!

This lady has changed her habit of how she lists her names on her mobile phone after her handbag was stolen. Her handbag which contained her mobile phone, Credit card, purse...etc..was stolen.

20 minutes later when she called her Hubby, from a pay phone telling him what had happened. Hubby says 'I've just received your sms text asking about our Pin number. I replied a little while ago.'

They rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn. The pickpocket had actually used the stolen hand 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 Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from the bank account.

The lesson: Do not disclose the relationship between you and the people in your contact list.
Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby, sweetheart, Sayang...... Dad, Mum etc.......

And very importantly, when sensitive info is being asked through texts, CONFIRM by calling back.

Also, when you're being texted 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.

37 comments:

  1. owh that bad..
    dangerous duh..
    penjenayah skrg sgt bijaksana

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  2. good advice... i never think about that.. will start change the usual relationship character..

    How about letak jer sayang 1 , sayang 2, sayang 3 and so on... alamak lagi konpius..tak tahu yang mana satu ..he he he

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  3. Faisal Admar,
    This is really a good reminder not to key in any sensitive information on handphones or bags.
    Good information, wish you healthy and happy.

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  4. Abir - Ye, sangat bahaya! Tak terfikir pula macam tu kan?

    Syukur
    - Haha macam tu kang handphone tak hilang, GF yang hilang!

    Cooling
    - Yes Cooling. There are many smart pickpockets around now!

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  5. oik sadis nyer..!! mcm ni pn org leh nipu..

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  6. Good tip! Tnx!...Now I must formulate some kind of code for my own use...

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  7. yea. i've read about this few years ago..

    btw is it your new layout? i like the quote on the header stuff..

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  8. Salam there Faisal.. It's been a while I left comments in here. Kewl layout eh.

    Erm..this is a good tip. BUT there's always pros and cons in naming persons on your phone list. We use names like Home, Dad, Mom, etc for 'Family n Friends' mainly because its easier and in case of emergency, like something happen to us, so the next person who have our phone did not have to scroll down over 250 and more contacts to call the right person - Family and Friends. So that's one of the pros of having names on our phone list.

    Of coz one of the cons are as what you said here. They may even text ur boss or call your office or even any of your clients and they may even spread rumours or even worse - ask for ransom money. And this are mostly happen to those who've been kidnapped. They just call/text whoever on your VIP list.

    But still, I prefer not to change the names on my phone list. Else, its pretty hard in terms of emergency. What one must remember is to play safe i.e. never reveal your PIN no to anyone.

    With that, you have a good weekend aight!

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  9. I've read about this from email few weeks back...

    and I wonder... do people give or their ATM-pin numbers to immediate family members??? Do you??

    **I always keep this kind of information myself... and I don't think anyone wanna know pun... :) winkwink

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  10. Kamal - Ye, pencuri curi pun memang nak dapatkan duit kan? Jadi kalau pencuri tu dapat duit bank kira bonus lah :)

    Suituapui - Hehe yes. I should change too but it's very confusing after we have used the nicknames for ages.

    Myadlan - Yes, got it from email too. Just think this info might help those who haven't read about it.

    Yes I changed the new layout 3 days ago but sadly I've deleted some links accidentally :( The quote is made by me from the observation of some finance books :)

    Zara - Thanks Zara for the compliment. The dark one bored me to death so I decided to change it hehe.

    Agree with your points Zara. But how if I put family 1, family 2 and family 3 for instance?

    But the best solution is never give your PIN number to anyone including your family :)

    You have a good weekend ahead too :)

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  11. Nurin - Well I have made some questionnaires to colleagues and friends and the result is more than 50% those who are married share their PIN number with their spouse. Weird isn't it? :)

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  12. hoh. so our sayangs, hubbies, and honeys will have to change.
    can one changes that? xD

    awesome info. like others hv said, i myself hd nvr expected such things to occur.

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  13. Fara - Maybe we could change them into something horrible like Monster, Shrek or maybe a cute creature Garfield? Lol.

    Yes, I guess because we have so many jobless graduates... that's why even the pickpockets are so brilliant! :)

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  14. read abt this b4.
    the moral of the story = don't share your account with your spouse. ha ha

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  15. bahaya betoi....

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  16. Nurilahi - Hati-hati ye :)

    Ismail - Haha gotcha!

    13May - Sangat bahaya! Mari kita invest dalam ASB/ASN... lebih selamat kan?

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  17. if i put my hubby as ex boyfriend? ;-p

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  18. Neome - Haha make sense! Since he was your ex bf and your husband now. Creative! :)

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  19. Excellent tip! The sad fact is there are way too many bad people out there that want to ruin our lives...be careful!

    peace,
    mike
    livelife365
    Viva Avocado!

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  20. Mike - Yes there are many bad peoples around us. We must always be careful.

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  21. OMG! That's so dangerous. I'm gonna change all my name listing now.

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  22. whoa mr faisal~! you rock, dude! sungguh informative skali info ini! nani akn menukar name2 dlm fon nani jap lg!! thanks!

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  23. Rozella - Yes, you should. What is your suggestion? :)

    Hanna - Glad that this information can be shared :) Nani nak letak apa ye?

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  25. Captain - Mouth watering just dengar explanation from you. Mudah je ye. Nak try buat :)

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  26. salam.. selamat aidilfitri 2008

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  27. Ijad - Salam. Selamat menyambut Hari Raya Aidilfitri :)

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  28. erm, bro,
    can i borrow your handphone?
    hoho

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  29. Abir - Sure. Why not? :P

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  30. damn !! It scared me like hell @_@
    then all their money gone?

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  31. damn !! It scared me like hell @_@
    then all their money gone?

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  32. Ann - Yes just in few minutes!

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  33. great tips! Now, I need to change my phone entry from HUBBY to something else! you are right actually. never disclose relationship on the phone.

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  34. Farah - Yes Farah unless you do something like Zara, your own account info only for yourself so it doesn't matter if you put "hubby" on your phone. Just careful if you simply got a sms from hubby to meet somewhere. Call for confirmation ;)

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  35. i think i read that somewhere before

    never trust smses xD
    friends guna smses ok la
    but with family members pun nak bersms when can call je la hohoho
    camne nak terubat rindu kalau tak dgr suara kan? hohoho :P

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  36. Adila - Hehe I changed from postpaid to prepaid just because the trend has changed from call to sms. Why bother to call when they prefer to sms? Hehe but yes I do call when it comes to family :)

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