Your Smartphone Or Your Life!

For many today, your smartphone is your life!

Not too long ago, you might have heard a line like this in a movie:  “Your wallet or your life!”.  How long until we hear lines like:  “Your phone or your life!”?

 

walletWHAT IS IN YOUR WALLET?

  • Spare keys for house and/or car.
  • Social Insurance card (Social Security for my American cousins!).
  • Driver’s License.
  • Health Card.
  • Credit Cards.
  • Bank Cards.
  • Maybe even a birth certificate.

 

 

 

For most of us, losing our wallet can be devastating because it holds the keys to our life!  NEVER keep your Driver’s License, Social Insurance Card and birth certificate together in your wallet.  That’s enough to compromise your identity.

 

Google WalletWHAT IS IN YOUR SMARTPHONE?

Smartphones today can:

 

 

 

 

 

Your phone has become far more valuable than your wallet.  Both likely contain enough information for someone to steal your identity.  What’s worse is that your smartphone may contain enough to steal the identities of your friends and family!

That’s the most valuable asset on the black market today.  Identity theft is no longer if, but when.  Have a plan when it happens and make sure you keep your smartphone secure!

 

BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!

Whether your wallet or your smartphone, be careful what you keep in them.  Be considerate of family and friends when storing their personal data and know where your wallet and smartphone are at all times.  Most of us worry about the wallet but I believe our smartphones put us at greater risk.

Identity Theft.  It’s not if, but when.  Are you prepared?

 

Make it a great day,

Barry

P.S.  What am I thankful for today?  I’m thankful for a full stomach.  I’m thankful for a roof over my head.  I’m thankful for the opportunity brought by each new day.

What are you thankful for today?