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You might change your contact list after you will read this:

Her handbag which contained her mobile, credit card, purse..Etc….was stolen. 20min later when she called her hubby, telling him what happened. Husband says “I’ve just received your SMS asking about your Pin number. And I’ve replied a little while ago”.

When they rushed down to the bank. Bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn. The pickpocket had actually used the stolen hand phone to sms “hubby” in the contact list and got hold of the pin number.

Within 20 mins he had withdrawn all the money from the bank account.

Morale of the story:
Do not disclose the relationship between you and the people in your contact list.
Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby, sweetheart, Dad, Mum etc………………and very importantly, when sensitive info is being asked thru SMS, CONFIRM by calling back.

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Never ever allow anybody, especially strangers to use your mobile phones, it may put you at risk, read on:

OFW Landed in Jail after Lending Own Cellphone!

An overseas Filipino worker who lent his cellphone to a friend was sent to jail for one month and was fined Qatar Riyal (QR) 3,000 for a crime he did not commit

Overseas Filipino worker Roy Palaoag did not realize his cellphone could send him to jail.

On April 25, Palaoag was excited to go home for a vacation. He went to the Doha airport for his flight bound to Manila. He was surprised when he was held by Airport Immigration Police. The police said that the computerized data system showed that he has a pending case.

According to Palaoag’s wife Florence, sometime in October 2006, an Indian national friend borrowed her husband’s cellphone. Unknown to Palaoag, his friend called a woman and uttered words that were seriously hurtful and threatening to the woman. Feeling humiliated and threatened by the Indian national, the woman reported and lodged a complaint to the local police.

Upon investigation by the Qatar Police, the cellphone number was traced to Palaoag.

On May 20, 2008, the Qatari Court ruled and sentenced OFW Roy Palaoag to one month imprisonment and imposed a fine of QR3,000.

John Leonard Monterona, Migrante Middle East (ME) regional coordinator, said that SIM cards are regulated by the government of Qatar. The Qatar government requires those who ask for permission to buy a SIM card to fill out a form and to submit a copy of his/her Iqama (residence permit). Then, the Qtel, Qatar’s national telephone company, enters the user’s personal information to the government’s centralized information or data system.

Monterona said Palaoag has already served a month of imprisonment but he needed to pay the QR3,000 for his release. Migrante, along with other OFW organizations in Qatar, would spearhead a contribution drive to raise the amount.

He advised other OFWs, “Never allow anybody to use your personal mobile phone, it may put you at risk. If it was lost or stolen, report it immediately to the host government’s national telephone company or to the local police.”

BY BULATLAT
MIGRANT WATCH
Vol. VIII, No. 20, June 22-28, 2008

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I read in the news today that this year 2008 is expected to be Kuwait’s most dusty year, so I think everyone of us should be prepared for this since we all know that dust is dangerous to our health esp. to respiratory system. Aside from that, dust storm are also capable of causing property damage, injuries and deaths. So I think, it’s a good idea to know what to do if you see a wall of sand racing toward you.

I searched online some tips on what to do during dust storm and these are what I found, I just want to share it to you dear readers.

1. Heed dust storm warnings. Dust storms are most likely to occur on hot summer days under certain atmospheric conditions, so meteorologists can frequently predict the possibility of these storms.

2. Be prepared. If you are in a storm-prone area, carry a mask designed to filter out small particulates, and bring airtight goggles to protect your eyes.

3. Outrun the storm. If you see a dust storm from some distance, and you are in a vehicle or have access to one, you may be able to outrun it or detour around it.

4. Visibility cut in secondsPull over. If you’re in transit and visibility drops to less than 300 feet, pull off the road (exit the freeway if possible), set your parking brake, turn off your headlights, and make sure brake lights and turn signals are also off.

5.Take cover and stay put. Do not attempt to move about in a blinding storm, as you will not be able to see potential hazards in your path.

6. Wear a mask. If you have a respirator or mask designed to filter out small particulates, put it on immediately. If you don’t have a mask, wrap a bandanna or some other piece of cloth around your nose and mouth. Moisten it a bit if you have enough water. Apply a small amount of petroleum jelly to the inside of your nostrils to prevent drying of your mucous membranes.

7. Protect your eyes. Eyeglasses offer minimal protection from blowing dust or sand, but airtight goggles are better. If you don’t have goggles, wrap a piece of cloth tightly around your head to protect your eyes and ears.

8. Shield yourself from flying objects. Cover as much of your body as possible to protect yourself from flying sand. In addition, while wind-propelled sand can hurt, a dust storm’s high winds can also carry heavier (and hence more dangerous) objects.

WARNING
Dust storms can be particularly dangerous to those with impaired respiratory function or weakened immune systems. Inhalation of even small amounts of dust can cause potentially lethal complications for people who already have difficulty breathing.

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I should let my hubby make one for me! lol 😀