The term ‘smart city’ is found in these pages a lot these days, but unfortunately actual intelligence isn’t a prerequisite for the use of smart technology.
One woman in the southern province of Bình Dương found this out the hard way, losing some VNĐ 30 million after lending someone her smartphone.
Nguyễn Thị Y Bình, 39 years old, residing in Bình Hòa Ward, Thuận An Town in Bình Dương Province late last month reported to police the loss of nearly VNĐ 30.5 million from her e-wallet.
The suspected thief, who was identified on Sunday, is one of Bình’s acquaintances.
The suspect, Nguyễn Đình Trường used to rent the same house with Bình. He admitted to police that on February 24, he asked Bình to use her phone to make a phone call.
When Trường saw a mobile payment application or e-wallet with a saved account in Bình’s phone, he transferred money from Bình’s banking account to buy in-game currency for an online game Trường played.
Perhaps before jumping to herald the rise of smart cities and smart technology, we should make sure the people using the tech have their wits about them. — VNS