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Old 27th February 2013, 17:44
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Cell phone scams


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MOBILE PHONES 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 When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn.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 Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.
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Old 1st March 2013, 18:31
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ATM PIN Number Reversal hoax email

We have been alerted to a hoax email that has been circulating purporting to originate from Crimestoppers. It claims that if you enter your pin number in reverse into a cash point the police will be sent to your location.

This information is not true.

This email did not originate with Crimestoppers. It's content is false.

The email states:

PIN advice - good information
ATM PIN Number Reversal - Good to Know!!

If you should ever be forced by a robber to withdraw money from an ATM machine, you can notify the police by entering your PIN # in reverse.

For example, if your pin number is 1234, then you would put in 4321. The ATM system recognizes that your PIN number is backwards from the ATM card you placed in the machine. The machine will still give you the money you requested, but unknown to the robber, the police will be immediately dispatched to the location. All ATM’s carry this emergency sequencer by law.

This information was recently broadcast on by Crime Stoppers however it is seldom used because people just don't know about
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Old 5th March 2013, 09:48
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1. GPS.
A couple of weeks ago a friend told me that a family he 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.

Something to 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.
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Old 7th March 2013, 11:03
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1) POSTCARD Virus (Hoax)

If you receive an email entitled *"POSTCARD," *even though it was sent to you by a friend, do not open it! Shut down your computer immediately. This is the worst virus. It was announced by CNN. It has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever.

……This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair yet for this kind of Virus.
…..This virus destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept
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Old 11th March 2013, 10:51
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Free Gift Card Texting Scams

Phony text messages promising enticing deals have led some to get their identities stolen. CNN News (HLN) tells viewers to steer clear of messages promising free gift cards containing amounts up to $1,000. If you get a text offering a free gift card, dial 7726, which stands for scam and notifies authorities.
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Old 25th March 2013, 19:33
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Identity Theft "TODAY" says giving out your zip code to stores could lead to identity theft because the stores use that information to obtain personal information. Daily Mail reported a National Retail Federation spokesperson said stores use this information to better know their customers. The Patriot Ledger reported Massachusetts ruled against Michaels craft store asking for zip codes, saying it violated that state’s consumer protection laws. California ruled similarly against Williams-Sonoma in 2011
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Old 8th April 2013, 16:42
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Wireless Break-in Device Police in Long Beach, Calif., are looking for two men who used some sort of wireless device to unlock cars. They were caught on video holding something in their hands. As they approach the car, the interior lights came on and the doors simply opened. Police are baffled by how the thieves hacked into the car's wireless system. -KLA.com
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