Some Advice

Here's one of those emails that goes round and round ... but this one is kind of useful.
(It doesn't matter if any of these stories are true, but they COULD be.)

 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 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 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told them all the money was already withdrawn.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withdrawn all the money from their bank account.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,
Sweetheart, Dad, Mom, etc.... And very
importantly, when sensitive info is being asked through texts,
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.

<<< Uncle Tonoose always wonders who the "I" is in these emails. Why doesn't anyone give credit to the first person who actually wrote the darn thing? >>>

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