Phones spill secrets of previous users

Phones spill secrets of previous users

Don’t tell your cell phone any secrets. It might not keep them.

Secondhand phones purchased over the Internet surrendered credit card numbers, banking passwords, business secrets and even evidence of adultery.

One married man’s girlfriend sent a text message to his cell phone: His wife was getting suspicious. Perhaps they should cool it for a few days.

“So,” she wrote, “I’ll talk to u next week.”

“You want a break from me? Then fine,” he wrote back.

Later, the married man bought a new phone. He sold his old one on eBay Inc. for $290.

The guys who bought it now know his secret.

$290 for a cell phone?!