Thursday 28 November 2013

China thief sends iPhone owner handwritten numbers

The pickpocket is believed to have taken the Apple handset from Zou Bin when they shared a taxi, the Xinhua news agency said.

Zou had nearly 1,000 contact numbers in the device and with no backup copy - like millions of other people around the world - he was more concerned about losing the data than the phone itself, it added.

Given Zou’s business involvement in the pub industry (a tough-guy business in most places), and aping Liam Neeson’s approach in the movie ‘Taken’, Zou’s text to the thief had the desired effect.

"I know you are the man who sat beside me. I can assure you that I will find you," he said in a text message to the thief.

"Look through the contact numbers in my mobile and you will know what trade I am in," he added. "Send me back the phone to the address below if you are sensible."

The thief painstakingly wrote out 11 pages of telephone numbers from the stolen iPhone and sent them and the sim-card to the owner within days…

NAMs outside the pub industry might find it more convenient to back up their phones occasionally…

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