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!”?
- 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.
Smartphones today can:
- Unlock your car automatically when you approach.
- Help find you.
- Hold all your log in data.
- Keep your contact information.
- Make payments for you.
- And so much more.
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!
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,
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?