OMG is these for real!
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...MPLATE=DEFAULTWASHINGTON - Dont tell your cell phone any secrets. It might not keep them.
Secondhand phones purchased over the Internet surrendered credit card numbers, banking passwords, business secrets and even evidence of adultery.
One married mans girlfriend sent a text message to his cell phone: His wife was getting suspicious. Perhaps they should cool it for a few days.
So, she wrote, Ill talk to u next week.
You want a break from me? Then fine, he wrote back.
Later, the married man bought a new phone. He sold his old one on eBay Inc. for $290.
The guys who bought it now know his secret.
The married man had followed the directions in his phones manual to erase all his information, including lurid exchanges with his lover. But it wasnt enough.
Selling your old phone once you upgrade to a fancier model can be like handing over your diaries. All sorts of sensitive information pile up inside our cell phones, and deleting it may be more difficult than you think.