Kansas Attorney General Steve Six is warning cell phone users to delete everything from cell phones before disposing of them. Six said Kansans who don't take precautions with old phones are risking identity theft.
Sensitive personal data that could be useful to identity thieves are held in cell phones, including addresses, phone numbers, passwords, account numbers, email, voicemail, phone logs, even medical and prescription information.
Six's office says phone book entries, lists of incoming and outgoing calls, voicemails, e-mail, text messages, organizer folders, Web search history and photos should be deleted.
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