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Urban Legend: Numbers That Can Disable Your Cell Phone

September 14, 2007 Misty 0

According to, an urban legends reference page, there is a partially true urban legend in circulation concerning cell phone security. The legend’s claim is that “pressing a sequence of keys on your cell phone will produce a serial number […]

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Cell Phone Security

September 11, 2007 Misty 1

According to CBS 5 ConsumerWatch, an estimated 600,000 cell phones will be reported as lost or stolen this year. That means that approximately 600,000 cell phones could potentially fall into the hands of criminals who accumulate charges that the cell […]

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Enduring consumer urban legends (Part I)

March 9, 2007 Mary Beth 0

This issue pops up every once in a while. The reported deadline has been changing for years. Contrary to a popular email chain letter, cell phone numbers are not in any danger of being released to telemarketer, and you do […]