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Old 11-25-2008, 06:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I had my Curve stolen this past Saturday night, and I immediately called AT&T (my carrier) to report it stolen. I asked them if they could remotely disable the device, they said no, so I just had them disable the SIM card. I regret not putting any emergency-kill software on it, so I couldn't remotely kill it myself, and I didn't have BES. I also never obtained the IMEI/PIN numbers, so I was out of luck in that aspect.

So out of precaution, I checked my blackberry back ups to make sure I didn't have any sensitive information in my phone (hidden in texts/emails/etc). I also changed passwords for my email accounts, online banking accounts, etc, even my facebook account. I submitted a fraud alert to credit bureaus and canceled credit cards or put them on hold. So I thought I did everything I could, right?

I checked Gmail a few hours ago, and I noticed that its access log shows the account being accessed through a mobile device earlier yesterday (Monday). How is this possible? My mobile forwards were set up only with the correct username and password. After I changed my password, would the emails still be forwarded to the stolen Curve? Can the Curve still access my email account? Or was it just trying to access my email account?

I got really scared/paranoid, so I am posting here to seek some peace of mind (or at least to get confirmation either way). It would be great if anyone can help me out and explain the situation to me.

Thank you! And I posted a WTB notice in case someone wants to sell me a used Curve. As skeptical as I am with PDA devices (and the potential for identity theft/fraud attacks thanks to all the info/access to info they contain), my Curve was very dear to me, and it hurts to live without it ;p

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Old 11-25-2008, 06:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you have the Gmail App installed on your BB. And always at least have the password protection on. Sorry to hear.
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry to hear yours was stolen.

Did you change you GMail password on your BIS account also, or just at the Gmail access to the server?

If you only changed the gmail account PW, then you have nothing to worry about--your BIS account is still only attempting to access your gmail viva the old password.

Good luck on finding a good one to buy. Look at Roblock for safety.
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^thank you both. Yeah, I wasn't counting on my phone being stolen. This definitely taught me a lesson.

I don't have the Gmail application installed on my BB, I only set up mobile email forwards to my BB by setting up an email account (my Gmail account). I only changed my Gmail account password, I guess I should be fine (and I should stop worrying ;p)

Thanks for all the suggestions. I just looked up all the Roblock/IMEI/PIN stuff today on this forum...if only I did this months ago >:o
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A password on the BB is also always a good idea.
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^yeah, lesson learned the hard way. Nobody accessed my Gmail account today. Feeling quite safe at the moment. All my credit card issues have been handled. Phew. For now.
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