Friday, 18 June, 2010

Beware of Conmen contd. ... ... ...

Beware of Conmen contd. ... ... ...
Don't reveal your passwords, pin numbers without due care!

This one is a response that I got from a friend presently working with a premier private sector bank.

And, the incident ACTUALLY happened.
A True Story:

This lady has changed her habit of handling mobile phone after her handbag was stolen.

Her handbag which contained her mobile, credit card, wallet etc. was stolen.

Twenty minutes later when she called her hubby, telling him what had happened, her hubby says '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When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn.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 got hold of the pin number. Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from the bank account.

Moral of the story:

Do not disclose the relationship between you and the person 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.


I guess this is also an excellent example for understanding the ill effects of sharing passwords/pin numbers.
If we're not careful, obviously, we'll be left to grieve sooner than later.

As I love to repeat,

A fool and his money are quickly parted - Indeed!


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