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The Anniston Star

Page 6A Tuesday, March 6, 2012

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WANTED

PATRICK CARR

MISTI HILL

FTA-Assault III

FTA-Domestic violence III-harassment

LONNIE HOWARD

JOHN SMITH

WILLIAM SPURLOCK

Sex offender registtatin/ notification act

Theft of property I-motor vehicle x2

Home repair fraud

DEBRA TIDWELL

Sex offender registration/ notification act (alias)

DANIEL PEOPLES

JEFFREY MARTIN

FTA-Theft of property III

Possession marijuana I (alias)

Theft of property III

TIMOTHY TEAGUE

FTA-Break/enter vehicle x2

LAQUINTA MITCHELL

DAVID PHILLIPS

FTA-Criminal Trespass I

JERMAINE JENKINS FTA-child support x2, Child support contempt arrest order

REGINALD TURNER

Child support contempt arrest order

DOUGLAS BEASLEY

Child support contempt arrest order

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 Page 7A

ANNISTON POLICE DEPARTMENT www.annistonal.gov

WANTED

Contact the Anniston Police Department at 256-240-4018

JAMES SMITH JR TWO FELONY AND FOUR MISDEMEANOR WARRANTS

DEVONTA JAMES THEFT OF PROPERTY 2ND & ATTEMPT TO ELUDE

DARRELL BOYKINS POSSESSION OF FORGED INSTRUMENT 2ND

QUINTORA CHATMAN THEFT OF PROPERTY 2ND

WILLIAM LAW

UNLAWFUL BREAKING AND ENTERING OF VEHICLE

NIGEL DREUITT

THEFT OF PROPERTY 2ND DEGREE

MONTREZ BURTON

MALCOLM BODISON VAUCSA DISTRIBUTION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

MACK TRIPLET BURGLARY 3RD

THEFT OF PROPERTY 2ND

KIMBERLY DAVIS

FRAUDULENT USE OF CREDIT CARD

JOSEPH WHITE THEFT OF PROPERTY 1ST

PREVENT CELL PHONE IDENTITY THEFT

Tapping into a cell phone to steal private information seems like something out of a blockbuster thriller. In reality, this type of crime does happen to ordinary people. Individuals who rely heavily on mobile phones should recognize their susceptibility to identity theft should their phone be lost or stolen. The increased use and capabilities of mobile phones open users up to a host of security issues that go beyond overheard phone messages. Viruses, malware and identity theft are no longer just topics for PC users. Smartphones can be breached or knocked out by the same viruses that plague desktop or laptop computers. According to a survey by CellPhone.org, 44 percent of people think that surfing the Web on their phone is as safe or safer than browsing on a PC. The fact remains that eavesdropping and viewing text messages are possible with software that can easily be bought by third-party individuals. Furthermore, encryption software and other security enhancements offered by many providers must be activated by the phone user, who may otherwise unknowingly be leaving him or herself open to security issues if the software is not activated. Cell phone tapping software is available on the Web by companies marketing to those who have been scorned or want to keep tabs on someone else. Finding out about a cheating spouse or keeping a close eye on a babysitter can spur people to purchase this software. Still others have more malevolent intentions when downloading tapping software. They are interested in stealing personal information or even stalking or bullying others. These illegal spy software programs allow criminals to view text messages, hear phone conversations (even if the phone is turned off), and even receive GPS tracking information on the cell phone user. Those doing the spying may then be privy to social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, phone numbers,

credit card information, and any other personal data that is transmitted via text messaging or phone conversations. Keep in mind that high-tech identity theft isn’t the only way privacy can be breached with cell phones. Simply stealing another person’s mobile phone that hasn’t been locked down with a pass code is one way to retrieve potentially private information. Some others have used cell phone cameras to covertly photograph credit card information being used in restaurants and other personal details. Others unwittingly give out personal information when donating or selling used mobile phones. Cell phones store data on a microchip housed in the device. Information thought to be erased can be retrieved by hackers employing certain software. A British identity theft protection firm called CPP studied mobile phones purchased by consumers on eBay and determined that 54 percent of these devices contained extensive personal data. This included bank account information, user account passwords, login information for social networking sites, phone numbers and PIN numbers. It’s important to have a provider erase the memory before donating the phone. Restoring the phone to factory settings or doing a manual erase of data may not be enough to offer adequate protection. Cell phones have dramatically increased in use and so have scams and methods for stealing personal information from these devices.


Crime Bulletin for March 6, 2012