If you have any corrections, or other questions, let us know![Editor's note 2/9/17: Since this article was written five years ago, many new phone hacking methods have been developed and/or discovered.
Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. And they tug at your heartstrings with made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Here’s how it works: The scammers set up dating profiles to meet potential victims.
After they form a “relationship,” they come up with reasons to ask their love interest to set up a new bank account.
If you do an image search and the person’s photo appears under several different names, you’re probably dealing with a scammer. Not using the card and getting stuck with the bills? I'm afraid that they really are here and they will get us for not sending my money to them.
And if the person’s online profile disappears a few days after they meet you, that’s another tip-off. We have been to Stockton PD so many times and talked to officers.
The scammers transfer stolen money into the new account, and then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country.
Victims think they’re just helping out their soulmate, never realizing they’re aiding and abetting a crime. I just want them to burn in hell for all they have done to us and leave us alone.I can click on those links in my email to see via Google Maps where he is (although I very rarely do).I could also set up the app to send me data about everything else he’s doing on his phone, but that’s not something I personally need—or want—to do.We've created a new article to cover those various hacks in our new story: How to Tell if Your Phone Has Been Hacked. We're keeping this story active for the issues and useful advice contained in the comments.] You probably know there are plenty of apps you can install on your smartphone to track its location in case it gets lost or stolen.Apple's “Find My i Phone” is one good one and many security apps, such as AVG Mobilation, can track down a phone in seconds. Is there any chance your boss or spouse could be spying on everything you do on your phone? Spy apps are plentiful and can imperceptibly track text and e-mail messages, location, Web sites you visit, who you call and what photos and videos you shoot.We're getting tons and tons of questions about i OS 5's new i Message, how it works, where it sends to, and how to avoid sending to the wrong person or device. So here's how i Message works, as best as we can figure out at the moment.