Spyware on the rise – be careful of mobile gadget gifts

We like to gift or be gifted. Sometimes, such devices have installed spyware that monitors all your activities on the phone. Marriages have broken

We like to gift or be gifted. Sometimes, such devices have installed spyware that monitors all your activities on the phone. Marriages have broken up as a result of one of the partners spying on the other.

We have had many cases of marriage partners complaining about spying on them. One of the most outstanding cases is a woman who met a fiancée online via a Facebook networking app. The man happened to be from Uganda but had travelled to Canada for work and studies. After some good years of online dating while abroad, he returned to Uganda for an introduction ritual. Everything was going smooth and sweet. All family members on both sides were all in smiles. The moods were high. Everyone was wishing them the best. 

This man was special – he even gifted her with a brand new expensive Samsung phone. Unknown to the lady, the phone had been bugged with a spyware application installed. After the introduction, the man had full visibility into all the woman’s private life. The man would remotely take control of the lady’s phone functions including sending messages or taking photos.  The man had a duplicate copy of the phone contacts, messages, and photos to an online account. He would see everything on the lady’s phone. Surprisingly enough, he had travelled back to Canada to continue his work.

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