These are both true stories.
A girl attending an Arkansas college had dated a boy for over a year, and when she tried to break up with him, he killed her, put her in her bed and locked the door to her bedroom.
She had two roommates who just thought she was studying or had gone somewhere. Several days later, they had a bad odor and called the landlord. He called the girls parents to see when they had last talked with her.
Her dad said, "I just got a text from her about 45 minutes ago but have not TALKED with her in 4 days." They called the police and when they opened the door to her bedroom, they found her body.
She had been dead 4 days but her boyfriend took her cell phone and had been text messaging her parents for 4 days after he murdered her!!
PARENTS: when you are texting, make sure your kids call you at some point and not just text you. Text them 'I want to hear your voice' and if they don't call you or won't answer your calls, call the police!
A woman's handbag, which contained her cell phone, credit card, wallet, etc. was stolen.
Twenty minutes later when she called her hubby from a pay phone telling him
what had happened, her hubby says, 'I received your text asking about our Pin
number and I 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When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn.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 Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.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, Hubby, Sweetheart, Dad, Mom, etc. ... and very importantly, when sensitive info is asked of you through texts, CONFIRM by calling back.
Also, when receiving a text from your friends or family to meet them
somewhere that is not planned or usual, 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.