Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Don't Network this Way!

For business owners, networking is a great way to expand your circle of contacts and increase your chances of meeting your next client, employee, or supplier.

However, this Washington Post story cautions us about the need to erase your personal phone numbers, PINS, and other secure info from your cell phone before turning it in or donating it.

With high end phones, this isn't always as easy as it seems. When I did this on a Kyocera phone last year, each entry had to be selected, deleted, and confirmed. Then you had to go back to the main menu, go to the Contacts list, and begin the process again.

It's worth the effort, though. Be safe and take this precaution.

Dealing with identity theft can range as a minor nuisance to a major distraction.

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