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  1. #1
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    Question Personal Information Left In A Cell Phone Message

    I am not sure where to post this so please forgive me if I am in the wrong area.

    I received a message on my cell phone from a woman who was not sure if the phone was still mine or not. She had purchase a mobile home from me approx. 3 years ago and was inquirying about the title to it. In this message - she states that she is unsure if she has the correct number and also leaves my bank name and account number and name in this message to make sure all payments were received etc.

    What sort of damage could have been done if she left this message else where? I am concerned because she had 2 other numbers for me that are no longer in use by me and most likely reissued.

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    Default Re: Personal Information Left In A Cell Phone Message

    Depending on the information she left, it could create an opportunity for identity theft. Most people receiving such a message, though, would simply delete it.

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    Default Re: Personal Information Left In A Cell Phone Message

    Leaving name, bank name and bank account number wouldn't be enough for identity theft - would it?
    I was curious and I called one of my old contact numbers and she had called there and discussed the situation with a 15 year old. This girls mother is upset that this woman went to the degree to keep discussing this with a minor who hung up on the woman twice and would not answer the phone after the fact and she filled up their answering maching with all sorts of personal information.

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    Default Re: Personal Information Left In A Cell Phone Message

    Quote Quoting chiefsangel
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    Leaving name, bank name and bank account number wouldn't be enough for identity theft - would it?

    I don't know what rock you live under but thats more than enough!

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    Default Re: Personal Information Left In A Cell Phone Message

    I guess I live under a huge one not to realize that it would be enough.......and I was thinking you would need a ss number to steal an identity.
    What can I do?

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    panther10758 Guest

    Default Re: Personal Information Left In A Cell Phone Message

    With your banking info they coud gain access to SS# not to mention access to your bank funds!

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